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BB&T declares 20-cent first-quarter dividend

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BB&T declares 20-cent first-quarter dividend15:29 EST Tuesday, December 18, 2012Board also declares preferred stock dividendsWINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per common share payable Feb. 1, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business Jan. 4, 2013. The board of directors has also declared the following:A regular quarterly dividend of $365.625 per share (equivalent to $0.365625 per depositary share or 1/1,000th interest per share) on BB&T's Series D Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock (NYSE: BBT PrD), payable Feb. 1, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business Jan. 31, 2013. A regular quarterly dividend of $351.5625 per share (equivalent to $0.3515625 per depositary share or 1/1,000th interest per share) on BB&T's Series E Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock (NYSE: BBT PrE), payable Feb. 1, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business Jan. 17, 2013. A regular quarterly dividend of $325.000 per share (equivalent to $0.325000 per depositary share or 1/1,000th interest per share) on BB&T's Series F Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock (NYSE: BBT PrF), payable Feb. 1, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business Jan. 17, 2013. BB&T has approximately 699 million shares of common stock, 23 million depositary shares related to its Series D Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, 46 million depositary shares related to its Series E Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock and 18 million depositary shares related to its Series F Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock. BB&T has paid a cash dividend to shareholders of common stock every year since 1903.About BB&T BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $182.0 billion in assets and market capitalization of $23.2 billion, as of Sept. 30, 2012. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 1,851 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at www.BBT.com.SOURCE BB&T CorporationFor further information: ANALYSTS: Alan Greer, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-336-733-3021, AGreer@BBandT.com; MEDIA: Cynthia Williams, Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, +1-336-733-1478, Cynthia.Williams@BBandT.com