BB&T In The News

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

High school club supports community through love and hope
BB&T’s Peachtree City branch volunteered at Christian City Children’s Village and donated five new desktop computers through the bank’s “Lighthouse Project.” The group also volunteered their time and effort at Christian City, helping with several different projects across the 500-acre campus.

CIO Voices: BB&T's Barbara Duck on maintaining leadership through cancer treatment
Wall Street Journal
Barbara Duck was tackling her new job as CIO of BB&T Corp. and doting over her first grandchild when she received news that wasn’t in her plans: She had an aggressive form of breast cancer and needed to attack it immediately.

BB&T meets earnings projections with solid third-quarter performance
Winston-Salem Journal
BB&T Corp. had a steady-as-you-go performance in the third quarter, matching analysts’ earnings projections as it lowered expenses, and credit quality continued to improve. The nation’s eighth largest bank reported Thursday having net income of $597 million, down 0.3 percent from a year ago. Diluted earnings were 74 cents, up 1 cent. BB&T took $47 million in merger and restructuring charges in the quarter worth 4 cents.

BB&T joins as presenting sponsor of annual HBA LightHouse Awards
The Island Packet
BB&T Home Mortgage recently signed on as the presenting sponsor for the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association’s 2017 LightHouse Awards.

BB&T awards $450K in grants to two Lancaster County programs
Central Penn Business Journal
Elizabethtown College and SouthEast Lancaster Health Services are the newest recipients of grants from BB&T's economic growth fund.

BB&T launches client-first marketing campaign
Winston-Salem Journal
BB&T Corp. is backing up its digital push with consumers and customers with its first bank-wide marketing campaign in 11 years. The campaign, with the tagline “All we see is you,” debuts Monday and is led by two television commercial and YouTube spots.

BB&T launching major marketing campaign
Triad Business Journal
Expect to see more BB&T commercials as you watch your favorite TV show or a football game this fall. BB&T is launching its first major branding campaign since the Great Recession.

BB&T grant to support JCHS youth leadership
The Standard Banner
The Jefferson County High Youth Leadership program has received a $2,000 Education and Community Foundation Grant through BB&T Bank’s Community Development group.

BB&T donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Triad Business Journal
BB&T is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross of Greater Houston in Texas to support disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which has caused massive flooding and destruction in the area.

Lancaster County CTC offers free program to help fill demand for skilled workers
Lancaster Online
If LCCTC matches the grant by March 2018, BB&T will contribute another $150,000, making the total Workforce Talent 2020 funding $350,000.

Wellspring Counseling benefits from BB&T employees’ efforts
Miami's Community Newspapers
On Tuesday, June 21, BB&T associates and Wellspring staff rolled up their sleeves to beautify and update the décor of three of its four locations. After an application process, Wellspring Counseling was awarded over $5,000 for new furniture, signage and decorations and an incalculable amount in goodwill from volunteers.

St. Simons Land Trust receives 2.6 acre donation
The Brunswick News
The St. Simons Land Trust has received 2.6 acres of land on St. Simons Island donated by BB&T bank which will be set up as a wildlife habitat.

BB&T clears 2017 stress test, plans to boost dividend payout
Triad Business Journal
The Winston-Salem-based bank would “withstand a severe recession,” according to its latest stress test. With the passage of the test, the Federal Reserve has accepted BB&T’s capital plans.

BB&T doles out $1.45 million in grants to cities, colleges, organizations
The Morning Call
The Metal Works’ grant was among eight, totaling $1.45 million, which BB&T and Lehigh Valley Community Foundation officials traveled across the area to deliver Thursday.

BB&T to expand insurance business
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


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


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

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

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
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

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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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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