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SunTrust Partners with Operation HOPE to Provide Financial Counselors in Select Branches



   SunTrust Partners with Operation HOPE to Provide Financial Counselors in
                               Select Branches

Expanded HOPE Inside program adds Washington, D.C. to list of cities with
financial counselors

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2013

ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI)
announced today that Operation HOPE financial counselors will be operational
in select branch locations in Atlanta, Memphis and Washington, D.C. this
month.  The HOPE Inside program is part of SunTrust's ongoing efforts to light
the way to financial well-being for clients and communities.  The announcement
was made by SunTrust Chairman and CEO William H. Rogers, Jr. at the HOPE
Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, Ga.

"We believe that when you build your communities, you build your bank," said
Rogers. "Further, we believe the banking industry has an opportunity and an
obligation to help the underbanked. HOPE Inside is an important step toward
even greater integration of traditional banking services with programs
targeted at underserved populations."

SunTrust previously committed a $1 million cash and in-kind contribution to
HOPE Inside, which provides a range of credit counseling services at select
branches.  Since that commitment, SunTrust added two locations in Washington,
D.C.  Programs offered through HOPE Inside cover topics such as repairing
one's credit and financial planning for homeownership.  In addition,
SunTrust's Washington, D.C. HOPE Inside locations will focus on small business
development for entrepreneurs.

"SunTrust has been a trusted partner in the cause of financial literacy," said
Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant.  "HOPE Inside is
the crucial next step because it plants financial counselors in communities
that need to hear a message of financial dignity and hope.  We applaud
SunTrust for building stronger communities by giving a hand up through
financial education for the unbanked or underserved."

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, 2013, SunTrust had
total assets of $171.8 billion and total deposits of $128.9 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
its various subsidiaries, the Company provides mortgage banking, asset
management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust's
Internet address is suntrust.com.

About Operation HOPE

Since its inception in 1992, Operation HOPE, a global nonprofit focused on
financial dignity, has empowered more than 2 million individuals and directed
more than $1.5 billion in private capital to America's low-wealth communities.
It has recruited a growing army of 20,000 HOPE Corps volunteers, and helped
raise average credit scores for financial case management clients more than
120 points over an average 18-month period. It currently serves more than 300
U.S. cities, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and most
recently, the United Arab Emirates. Its effort to empower underserved
communities is a "silver rights" mission to make free enterprise work for
everyone.  

SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Website: http://www.suntrust.com
Contact: Sue Mallino, SunTrust Banks, Inc., 404-813-0463,
sue.mallino@suntrust.com; or Sherry T. John, Operation Hope, 213-891-2908,
sherry.john@operationhope.org
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