BB&T In The News

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

BB&T to expand insurance business
BankInvestmentConsultant.com

6/21/2017
It looks like BB&T's already dominant insurance brokerage business is about to get even bigger. Even though the bank derives an astoundingly high 15% of its revenues from insurance, it has set a long-term target of getting that to 20%, Kelly King, the bank's CEO, told analysts at a recent Morgan Stanley conference in New York.

BB&T partners with heart association
The Business Journals

6/19/2017

In partnership with the 2018 Winston-Salem Heart Ball of the American Heart Association, BB&T will be sharing life-saving CPR kits with 75 community organizations and companies throughout Forsyth County to train employees, families and community members.

BB&T invests with family, fun
Robesonian

6/14/2017

The three-hour event held Saturday at W.H. Knuckles Elementary was sponsored by BB&T. W.H. Knuckles was one of the hardest hit schools during the Oct. 8 storm and the flooding that followed, with so much damage to its kitchen and cafeteria that meals had to be brought to the school for the remainder of the year

BB&T helps beautify Allentown's Seventh Street
Allentown Morning Call
6/8/2017

Dedicated volunteers from BB&T's commercial real estate and wealth divisions descended on Seventh Street in Allentown to complete a two-day beautification project to spruce up the gateway corridor May 17 and June 6.

BB&T Leadership Insitute opening new facility
MyFox8.com
5/23/2017

It’s been around for a while – in one form or another, for more than 60 years – but what’s new is how the bank is taking it to a new level with both a 55,000 foot campus near the Piedmont Triad International Airport and who they plan to bring in in the future.

Lancaster Chamber passes $6.8M campaign goal with more help from BB&T
Lancaster Online
5/18/2017
At its annual dinner Wednesday, the Lancaster Chamber announced that a $50,000 gift from BB&T put it over the top its campaig goal. The gift was BB&T's second to the campaign, following its $1.2 million matching grant that launched it.

BB&T's Lighthouse Project provides for GRADD's Homebound Seniors
SurfKY News

5/16/2017
Employees of BB&T, through their Lighthouse Project, provided 135 bags filled with items such as toilet paper, shampoo, laundry detergent, and household cleaners to the GRADD office on May 11, 2017. These bags of household supplies will be delivered to homebound seniors in need in the coming weeks.

Program encourages students to develop leadership skills
University of South Carolina Upstate
4/10/2017
During The BB&T Leadership Institute's Emerging Leadership Program, students undergo assessments to help them better understand their own leadership strengths and through a mix of group activities, they learn to appreciate how those strengths help them interact with others.

Local bank working to end child abuse
Cincinnati Enquirer

4/3/2017
A garden of pinwheels and walls of artwork will adorn BB&T Financial Center in Blue Ash to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.

Buying a foreclosed home: the basics of buying a foreclosed home
FitSmallBusiness.com
3/20/2017
Buying a foreclosed home offers real estate investors, property flippers, and those building rental portfolios a great opportunity. BB&T Home Mortgages offers HomeSteps by Freddie Mac, a loan program available specifically for the purchase of foreclosed properties held by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC).

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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