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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Adds Industry Veterans to Further Expand Equity Coverage

Thursday, June 06, 2013

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Adds Industry Veterans to Further Expand Equity Coverage

13:44 EDT Thursday, June 06, 2013

ATLANTA, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) ? the full-service corporate and investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) ? today announced that two industry veterans have joined its sell-side equity research department.

Robert Peck, CFA, joined STRH as a managing director and is covering Internet and technology companies.  Peck's Wall Street experience began at Merrill Lynch and spans more than 20 years, including 15 as a cited equity research analyst at institutions including Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns.  He also spent three years at a well-regarded mutual fund company covering technology, and cofounded a boutique merchant bank focused on digital media.  He was ranked in the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team for his last four years at Bear Stearns, and has been voted "Best on the Street" by The Wall Street Journal.  

Ki Bin Kim has joined STRH as a director and is covering U.S. REIT's (Real Estate Investment Trusts). His REIT industry experience spans nearly 10 years, most recently at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW).  Prior to that he was with Macquarie Capital.

"With these latest additions, we continue to expand the SunTrust Robinson Humphrey research platform to provide highly regarded industry knowledge to our investor clients" said Biff Woodruff, managing director and head of Equities at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. 

"Robert's expertise has made him a sought-out contributor over the years to CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Economist, and he is an active mentor to the technology accelerator Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator initiative in New York City, as well as an advisor to the Columbia Business School entrepreneur program. 

"Ki Bin brings a unique buy-side background from his experience as a REIT research analyst at JPMorgan Asset Management/Security Capital Research & Management, one of the longest standing REIT-dedicated money managers in the U.S.  We look forward to both of their contributions to our firm."

These new hires are in addition to other analysts who initiated coverage over the previous two quarters, including Andrew Cash, chemical industry coverage; John Boris, major, specialty and generic pharmaceuticals coverage;  Amit Hazan, medical device and diagnostic sector coverage; Will Stein, covering the semiconductor industry, and Eric Wasserstrom, covering key large-cap universal banks and brokers.

Additionally, Pamela Quintiliano, specialty retail and manufacturing analyst, recently joined the firm.

A complete listing of all sectors and companies covered by STRH can be found online at the following link -- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Equity Research.

About SunTrust Robinson HumphreySunTrust Robinson Humphrey is the full-service corporate and investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.   It provides comprehensive capital raising, strategic advisory, risk management, and investment solutions to serve the needs of corporate clients across the nation.  It also offers fixed income and equity research, sales and trading for institutional investors. 

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has extensive experience working with public and private companies of all sizes ? from emerging growth to the Fortune 500.  While the company offers a complete array of solutions and advice for companies across all industries, it provides in-depth industry expertise and dedicated corporate and investment banking practices for certain core sectors, including business services, financial sponsors, building products, healthcare, consumer and retail, media and communications, energy, transportation, and financial services and technology.

More information on SunTrust Robinson Humphrey can be found at www.suntrustrh.com.

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of March 31, 2013, SunTrust had total assets of $172.4 billion and total deposits of $129.9 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com.

SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.

For further information: Hugh Suhr, 404-827-6813

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