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Allison Dukes Appointed Commercial and Business Banking Executive

ATLANTA, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) is pleased to announce that Allison Dukes has been appointed Commercial and Business Banking executive, effective April 3. Dukes succeeds Hugh ("Beau") Cummins III, who was recently appointed Wholesale Segment executive. She currently serves as chairman, president and CEO of the Atlanta Division of SunTrust, and will retain her position as chairman of the Atlanta Division.  Dukes will report to Cummins.

As a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being, SunTrust has invested in a number of unique capabilities to help commercial and business clients achieve growth for their companies. In this role, Dukes will lead the line of business across all geographic divisions, and oversee the delivery of targeted industry specialties, as well as Dealer and Premium Assignment Corporation. Further, she will be responsible for delivering the full complement of SunTrust's commercial banking products and services, as well as coordinating the delivery of investment banking and capital markets capabilities offered by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey to the commercial and business banking clients of SunTrust.

Dukes began her career at SunTrust in 1997 in corporate banking. She progressed through a series of leadership positions in corporate and investment banking, private wealth management, and finance, including managing director and head of syndicated finance originations for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and chief financial officer of Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management. Dukes was named Atlanta Division president in 2015. She serves on the board of directors of Haverty Furniture Companies Inc., and various civic and community organizations including the executive board of Junior Achievement of Georgia, the Atlanta History Center, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. Headquartered in Atlanta, SunTrust operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally. As of December 31, 2016, SunTrust had total assets of $205 billion and total deposits of $160 billion. The company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Join the movement at onUp.com.

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