BB&T In The News

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

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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