BB&T receives 22 Greenwich Excellence Awards for small business and middle market banking

Thu Feb 7, 2013 11:10am EST

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.,  Feb. 7, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The BB&T Small Business and
Middle Market banking groups have won 22 Greenwich Excellence Awards from
Greenwich Associates, a leading global financial services research and
consulting firm. The 22 awards include 19 in national categories and three
regional awards. Since 2009 BB&T has earned 83 Greenwich Excellence Awards, more
than any other bank. The awards are based on interviews with nearly 17,500 U.S.
small businesses and 14,500 middle market companies. Of more than 750 banks
evaluated, only 42 received Greenwich Excellence Awards in small business and 39
in the middle market.

"The small business and middle markets banking segments remain a central focus
for BB&T and we are delighted to receive this recognition from our clients,"
said President of Community Banking  Ricky Brown. "The strength of the BB&T
brand continues to reflect our commitment to our client-focused strategy through
our community banking structure."

Among the 22 awards, BB&T received honors in "overall satisfaction" for small
business and middle market companies in both national and regional categories.

Greenwich Excellence Awards are determined by banks' performance in Greenwich
Associates' annual U.S. Small Business and Middle Market Banking Research Study,
in which decision makers from small businesses with  $1-10 million  in annual
sales and middle market businesses with  $10 to $500 million  in annual sales
name the banks they use and rate them in more than 10 banking and treasury
management categories. Recognition is based on statistical differentiation at a
95 percent confidence level.

About BB&T  

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding
companies in the U.S. with  $183.9 billion  in assets and market capitalization
of  $20.4 billion, as of  Dec. 31, 2012. Based in  Winston-Salem, N.C., the
company operates approximately 1,830 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


David White, Vice President, BB&T Corporate Communications, +1-336-733-1471,
drwhite@bbandt.com

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