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Profile: BB&T Corp (BBT.N)

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BB&T Corporation, incorporated on September 24, 1968, is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its business operations primarily through its bank subsidiary, Branch Banking and Trust Company (Branch Bank), and other nonbank subsidiaries. Its segments include Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Holdings and Financial Services. Branch Bank provided a range of banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients in its geographic markets, including small and mid-size businesses, public agencies, local governments and individuals, through 2,196 offices, as of December 31, 2016. Its subsidiaries offer a variety of services targeted to retail and commercial clients. Its insurance operations primarily consist of a wholesale/agency network. Its retail services include asset management, automobile lending, bankcard lending, consumer finance, home equity lending, home mortgage lending, insurance, investment brokerage services, payment solutions and sales finance, among others. Its commercial services include asset management, association services, capital market services, commercial deposit services, commercial finance, corporate banking, floor plan lending, insurance, merchant services, real estate lending and payment solutions, among others.

Lending Activities

Branch Bank offers a range of loans, including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate (CRE), direct retail lending and residential mortgage, among others. As of December 31, 2016, its direct retail lending portfolio included $8.7 billion of variable rate home equity lines, $946 million of variable rate other lines of credit and $326 million of variable rate loans.

Investment Activities

Branch Bank invests in securities allowable under bank regulations, which include obligations of the United States Treasury; the United States Government agencies; the United States government-sponsored enterprise (GSEs), including mortgage-backed securities (MBS); bank eligible obligations of any state or political subdivision; non-agency MBS, structured notes; bank eligible corporate obligations (including corporate debentures); commercial paper; negotiable certificate of deposits (CDs); bankers acceptances; mutual funds, and limited types of equity securities. Its full-service brokerage and investment banking subsidiary engages in the underwriting, trading and sales of equity and debt securities subject to the risk management policies of the Company. As of December 31, 2016, its total available-for-sale securities were $26.93 million. As of December 31, 2016, its total held-to-maturity securities were $16.68 million.

Sources of Funds

Deposits are the primary source of funds for lending and investing activities. Scheduled payments, as well as prepayments, and maturities from portfolios of loans and investment securities also provide a source of funds. Deposits are attracted principally from clients within its branch network through the offering of a selection of deposit instruments to individuals and businesses, including noninterest-bearing checking accounts, interest-bearing checking accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, CDs and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). As of December 31, 2016, its total deposits were $160.2 billion. It also uses various types of short-term borrowings to meet funding needs. The types of short-term borrowings that are used by the Company include Federal funds purchased, securities sold under repurchase agreements, master notes, commercial paper, short-term bank notes and short-term Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances. As of December 31, 2016, its short-term borrowings were $1.4 billion.

Subsidiary Activities

Branch Bank's principal operating subsidiaries include BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation, which provides loan and lease financing to commercial and small businesses; BB&T Insurance Services, Inc., which offers property and casualty, life, health, employee benefits, commercial general liability, surety, title and other insurance products through its agency network; BB&T Investment Services, Inc., which is a broker-dealer and offers clients non-deposit investment products, including discount brokerage services, equities, fixed-rate, variable-rate and index annuities, mutual funds, government and municipal bonds, and money market funds; CRC Insurance Services, Inc., which is a wholesale insurance broker; Crump Life Insurance Services, Inc., which is a wholesale insurance broker; Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, LLC, which specializes in arranging and servicing commercial mortgage loans; McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., which specializes in providing insurance products on an agency basis to commercial clients, and Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which include AFCO Credit Corporation, providing insurance financing to clients in the United States and Canada, and Susquehanna Commercial Finance, Inc., providing loans and lease financing to commercial and small businesses. Branch Bank's nonbank subsidiaries include BB&T Securities, LLC, Regional Acceptance Corporation and Sterling Capital Management, LLC.

BB&T Securities, LLC is an investment banking and full-service brokerage firm that provides services in retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance and equity research, and facilitates the origination, trading and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products in both the public and private capital markets. BB&T Securities, LLC also provides correspondent clearing services to broker-dealers and entities involved in the securities industry. Regional Acceptance Corporation specializes in nonprime, indirect financing for consumer purchases of primarily mid-model and late-model used automobiles. Sterling Capital Management, LLC is an investment advisor, which provides investment management solutions to meet the specific needs and objectives of individual and institutional clients through a range of investment strategies.

Company Address

BB&T Corp

200 W 2nd St
WINSTON SALEM   NC   27101-4019
P: +1336.7332000

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