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BB&T files 'Truist' trademark name for future stadiums

Eric Jackson

Atlanta Braves fans knew a change to their ballpark was on the horizon when North Carolina-based BB&T and Atlanta-based SunTrust announced a merger back in February. Top executives of BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced last week that the new merged bank will be called Truist Bank and the combined holding company will be named Truist Financial Corp. Speculation continues to rise now as to what SunTrust Park will soon be officially called. Only two years into a 25-year naming rights deal with SunTrust, the youngest park in Major League Baseball is set for a rebrand behind the new merged bank.