SunTrust Declares Quarterly Dividend

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from SunTrust Banks, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of SunTrust
 Banks, Inc. (NYSE:   STI) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of
 $0.40 per common share.  The dividend is payable on June 15, 2001 to
 shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2001.  The
 indicated annual cash dividend is $1.60 per common share.
     SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the nation's
 ninth-largest commercial banking organization.  As of March 31, 2001 SunTrust
 had total assets of $103.5 billion and total deposits of $65.5 billion.  The
 company operates through an extensive distribution network in Alabama,
 Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia
 and also serves customers in selected markets nationally.  Its primary
 businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services.  Through
 various subsidiaries the company provides credit cards, mortgage banking,
 insurance, brokerage and capital markets services.  SunTrust's Internet
 address is www.suntrust.com .
 
 

SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of SunTrust
 Banks, Inc. (NYSE:   STI) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of
 $0.40 per common share.  The dividend is payable on June 15, 2001 to
 shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2001.  The
 indicated annual cash dividend is $1.60 per common share.
     SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the nation's
 ninth-largest commercial banking organization.  As of March 31, 2001 SunTrust
 had total assets of $103.5 billion and total deposits of $65.5 billion.  The
 company operates through an extensive distribution network in Alabama,
 Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia
 and also serves customers in selected markets nationally.  Its primary
 businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services.  Through
 various subsidiaries the company provides credit cards, mortgage banking,
 insurance, brokerage and capital markets services.  SunTrust's Internet
 address is www.suntrust.com .
 
 SOURCE  SunTrust Banks, Inc.