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Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:28pm EST

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In the news release, BB&T earns 33 national awards for its defined contribution
business, issued  Dec. 21, 2012  by BB&T Corporation over PR Newswire, the first
paragraph, first sentence, should read "BB&T Retirement and Institutional
Services" rather than "B&T Retirement and Institutional Services" as incorrectly
transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows:

BB&T earns 33 national awards for its defined contribution business

Plan sponsors and participants continue to rank BB&T Best in Class

RALEIGH, N.C.,  Dec. 21, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Retirement and Institutional
Services has earned 33 Best in Class awards in a 2012 national  defined
contribution  survey conducted by  PLANSPONSOR Magazine.  

Survey Highlights

* BB&T won 18 Best in Class awards in the Sponsor Services category, receiving
its highest ratings in responsiveness, industry knowledge and staff consistency.
 
* BB&T won 15 Best in Class awards in the Participant Services category from
plan participants in the areas of overall education program, fee disclosure, and
range of investment options.

"BB&T continues to distinguish itself on the key components plan sponsors need -
 responsiveness, industry knowledge and staff consistency," said BB&T Retirement
and Institutional Services Division Manager  Ray McCulloch. "The 2012 
PLANSPONSOR  Defined Contribution Survey  underscores our client service
excellence with plan participants."

About  PLANSPONSOR         

PLANSPONSOR  is a privately held publisher and information services provider
covering workplace retirement systems and other employer benefits programs. For
nearly two decades,  PLANSPONSOR  has been delivering comprehensive news,
education, insight, and commerce services to employers, financial advisers,
investment managers, and administrative service providers through its integrated
collection of print/digital media and interactive conferences/seminars. 
PLANSPONSOR  is headquartered in  Stamford, Conn.  and is part Asset
International Inc., a subsidiary of Case Interactive Media Inc.

About BB&T Retirement and Institutional Services

For more than 130 years, BB&T has provided small and large corporations,
charitable organizations, foundations and endowments, and state and local
governments with the services and support they need to achieve economic success
and financial security. BB&T Retirement & Institutional Services offers a
complete range of employee benefits consulting, fiduciary, philanthropic,
corporate trust and investment management services. For more information, visit 
BBT.com/ retirementsolutions  or call 1-800-866-2288.

About BB&T  

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding
companies in the U.S. with  $182.0 billion  in assets and market capitalization
of  $23.2 billion, as of  Sept. 30, 2012. Based in  Winston-Salem, N.C., the
company operates approximately 1,850 financial centers in 12 states and 
Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking,
securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and
services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding
client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business
Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and
its full line of products and services is available at  www.BBT.com.

SOURCE  BB&T Corporation


Ray McCulloch, Executive Vice President, Institutional Services Division
Manager, +1-919-716-9090, RMcCulloch@BBandT.com or Maria Lachapelle, Vice
President, Corporate Communications, +1-336-733-1472, MLachapelle@BBandT.com
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