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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Enhances Equity Coverage

             SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Enhances Equity Coverage

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2013

ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) – the
full-service corporate and investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks, Inc.
(NYSE: STI) – announces that several industry veterans have joined its
sell-side equity research department.

The analysts initiating sector coverage over the last several weeks include
Andrew Cash, Amit Hazan, Will Stein, and Eric Wasserstrom. Additionally, John
Boris and Pamela Quintiliano joined the firm in early 2013.

Mr. Boris recently joined STRH as a Managing Director and will be covering
major, specialty and generic pharmaceuticals. His pharmaceutical industry
experience spans more than 27 years, including the last 15 years as a cited
equity research analyst at institutions including Citi, Bear Stearns, Bank of
Montreal, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Boris has ranked #2 in the
Institutional Investor All-America Research Team and #1 in the Hedge Fund poll
in Major Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Cash joined STRH as a Managing Director and recently established coverage
of the chemical industry -- a first for the firm. The move is part of the
research department's strategy to expand its industrial and energy business.
While at his previous firm, UBS, Mr. Cash coordinated the efforts of the
global chemical staff comprised of more than 20 analysts and associates, and
created special situation stock coverage for its institutional research
department. He is a 10-time Institutional Investor All-America Research Team
member, ranking as high as #2 in Major Chemicals and #1 with Hedge Funds.

Mr. Hazan recently rejoined STRH as a Managing Director and began coverage of
the medical device and diagnostic sector. He has 12 years of prior experience
covering the group, most recently at Gleacher and Co. Prior to that he was
with Oppenheimer, formerly known as CIBC World Markets. He previously covered
the sector with STRH from 2003 to 2006.

Ms. Quintiliano recently joined STRH as a Director and will be covering
Specialty Retail and Manufacturing. Her consumer industry experience spans
more than 13 years, most recently at Oppenheimer. She also was the lead
analyst for sell-side retail coverage at institutions including Auriga and
Fulcrum. Additionally, she brings a buy side background from her experience as
the Consumer Discretionary and Staples research analyst at Deutsche Asset
Management, where she was a member of the micro-, small- and mid-cap long-only
growth funds.

Mr. Stein recently began covering the semiconductor industry as a Managing
Director. He joined STRH last year from Credit Suisse where he covered the
electronics supply chain sector. While there, he earned Institutional
Investor All-America Research Team recognition as well as a #1 ranking in his
sector in the Greenwich poll. Prior to that, Mr. Stein held various executive
roles in the electronic components industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stein
covered enterprise software companies at Smith Barney.

Mr. Wasserstrom joined STRH last year as a Managing Director. He recently
initiated coverage of key large-cap universal banks and brokers. Previously
he served as a financial services portfolio manager at various hedge funds.
Mr. Wasserstrom began his equity research career at UBS, where he covered
specialty and consumer finance, and was consistently recognized as a member of
the All-American Research Team by Institutional Investor magazine.

"Our platform continues to be an attractive place for distinguished analysts,"
said Biff Woodruff, Head of Equities at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. "Our
expanded equity coverage emphasizes our commitment to providing our clients
with in-depth knowledge and experience in our targeted industry sectors:
energy, financials, consumer, industrials, technology and business services,
and healthcare."

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 Humphrey
SunTrust 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 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 suntrust.com.

SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Website: http://www.suntrust.com
Contact: Hugh Suhr, +1-404-827-6813