BB&T In The News

The following is a sampling of BB&T's recent media coverage.

BB&T gifts $1 million to University of Charleston's new 'Innovation Center'
The State Journal
3/2/2017
The University of Charleston recently received a $1 million gift from BB&T Bank for the continuing development of the Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center, pushing the fundraising campaign over the top.

BB&T eliminates stock options for executives as part changing compensation
Winston-Salem Journal

2/22/2017
BB&T Corp.’s board of directors has made a significant shift in executive compensation, eliminating stock options and putting more emphasis on tying the number of shares granted to company performance.

BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification Seminar helps Moore School students examine their individual leadership styles
University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business News
2/20/2017
The BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification Seminar enabled students to learn directly from business professionals and engaged students in focused small group discussions on leadership styles.

Analysts praise BB&T's plan to acquire Susquehanna
Winston-Salem Journal
11/13/2014
BB&T Corp. has a well-earned reputation as a conservative Southern bank. But its recent buying spree in Texas, Kentucky and now Pennsylvania displays a boldness in striking while competitors remain entrenched or are unable to put a better offer on the table.

The Robesonian
08/06/2014
When it was announced in 1994 that Lumberton-based Southern National Bank would be merging with Wilson-based Branch Banking and Trust and the new bank would be named BB&T and headquartered in Winston-Salem, city residents and their neighbors across Robeson County feared the worst.

BB&T rise 20 years later, bet on the future turned out to be sure thing
Winston-Salem Journal
7/26/2014
A card table, two legal pads and a handshake 20 years ago produced the most pivotal transaction in BB&T Corp.’s history and yielded a seminal economic moment for Winston-Salem.

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