SunTrust Opens Lending Sales Center in Charlotte Creating 100 New Jobs

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art loan sales center in Charlotte to underwrite and process mortgage loans. Currently staffed with approximately 40 underwriting professionals, plans are to expand the number of employees to 100 by the end of year.

"This new center enhances and expands our capabilities in support of our mortgage lending activities throughout our footprint," said Jeffrey McCabe, senior vice president of Consumer Direct Channel at SunTrust Mortgage Inc. "Charlotte – with its skilled workforce and existing SunTrust presence – was a natural location for this facility."

SunTrust's Consumer Direct Loan Sales Center is located at the LakePointe Office Park at
2105 Water Ridge Parkway, Suite 300 in Charlotte. Debra Dorris has been named site manager of the Loan Center, reporting to Mr. McCabe.

"The loan center is indicative of SunTrust's commitment to the Charlotte market and complements our retail presence in the region," said William H. Peele, president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Bank, Mecklenburg/South Carolina Region. "In the last year, we've also added several new leaders across our consumer and commercial banking teams who have deep ties within the community. Charlotte is a dynamic, thriving metropolitan area, and we plan to roll up our sleeves and increase our involvement.

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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 June 30, 2012, SunTrust had total assets of $178.3 billion and total deposits of $128.4 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

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