ATLANTA, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Bank has been named a best brand winner for small business banking and middle market banking by Greenwich Associates, which evaluated more than 750 banks for the awards. Along with the top overall honors, SunTrust was recognized as a best brand for loans or lines of credit and cash management in both small business banking and middle market banking. In addition, the bank was awarded a best brand for ease of doing business and trust in the small business banking category. "SunTrust is proud to receive these awards, which reflect our efforts to meet the evolving needs of our clients with tailored solutions," said Beau Cummins, commercial and business banking executive. "With deep expertise in a wide range of industries, and a full spectrum of services provided through our Wholesale banking platform, SunTrust is able to help businesses of all sizes achieve their goals." In 2013, Greenwich Associates surveyed more than 17,000 small businesses with annual revenues of $1 million to $10 million and nearly 14,000 middle market businesses with annual revenues of $10 million to $500 million across the country, in order to determine the banks with the most distinctive brands. More information about SunTrust solutions for businesses is available at https://www.suntrust.com/SmallBusiness. About SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI), headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of December 31, 2013, SunTrust had total assets of $175.3 billion and total deposits of $129.8 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through its various subsidiaries, the company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com. SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.