SunTrust Declares Quarterly Dividend

                     SunTrust Declares Quarterly Dividend

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2012

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of SunTrust
Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of
$0.05 per common share. The dividend is payable on December 14, 2012, to
shareholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2012. 

The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1,011.11*
per share on SunTrust's Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, payable in cash
on December 17, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on
November 30, 2012.

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 September 30, 2012, SunTrust had
total assets of $173.2 billion and total deposits of $127.2 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, insurance,
brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking
services. SunTrust's Internet address is

* Editor's Note: The preferred stock dividend has been rounded for reader
convenience. The precise dividend is $1,011.11111111111.

SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Contact: Mike McCoy, +1-404-588-7230
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