Truist launches Truist Ventures
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and BB&T Capital Markets combine to create Truist Securities
Truist doubles commitment to COVID-19 relief efforts, totaling $50 million
Truist pledges $25 million to COVID-19 relief measures
Truist Foundation launched
World Health Organization declares global health emergency on Jan. 30, U.S. prepares for COVID-19 global pandemic in February
Truist unveils purpose, mission and values
Truist reveals signature purple color and new logo
Truist headquarters building named Truist Center
Merger of equals completed; company officially becomes Truist
Shareholders approve merger of equals agreement
BB&T and SunTrust announce $60 billion Truist Community Benefits Plan
BB&T and SunTrust announce new name will be Truist and new corporate headquarters will be at 214 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina.
Boards of both SunTrust and BB&T announce unanimous approvals to combine in merger of equals.
SunTrust launches onUp Movement during Super Bowl 50 to further its commitment to its purpose of lighting the way to financial well-being.
SunTrust declares itself purpose-driven company focused on its purpose of lighting the way to financial well-being.
BB&T acquires Colonial Bank of Montgomery, Ala.; the FDIC-assisted deal was BB&T largest merger to date
The Great Recession, which includes 2008 financial crisis, begins in U.S. due to subprime mortgage crisis, devastates world financial markets as well as banking and real estate industries
BB&T officially adopts its vision, mission, purpose, philosophy and other guiding principles
BB&T and Southern National complete merger of equals, approved by both boards of directors in July 1994
BB&T acquires Farr Associates, which eventually becomes the Truist Leadership Institute
United States Supreme Court ruling giving states’ rights to enter into reciprocal interstate banking agreements spurs growth for BB&T and SunTrust
Trust Company of Georgia and Sun Banks Inc. of Orlando, Fla., merge to form SunTrust.
Trust Company of Georgia becomes first inland bank in Southeast to form an International Department
World War II begins with Nazi invasion of Poland; continues until 1945 when the Allies defeat Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945
Stock market crash send country into The Great Depression; thousands of banks fail
BB&T enters insurance business (and becomes the sixth largest broker in the U.S. and seventh in the world in 2020).
Commercial Travelers’ Savings Bank moves into eight-story equitable in downtown Atlanta, which becomes the South’s first “skyscraper”
Georgia General Assembly grants charter for Commercial Travelers’ Savings Bank in Atlanta, which eventually became SunTrust’s predecessor Trust Company of Georgia.
Alpheus Branch and Thomas Jefferson Hadley join forces to form Branch and Hadley, the company that ultimately became BB&T.