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FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
ROGERS WILLIAM H JR
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
SUNTRUST BANKS INC [STI]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chairman and CEO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
303 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E.
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/13/2012
(Street)

ATLANTA, GA 30308
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 02/13/2012   F   10,157 D $22.03 109,284(1) D  
Common Stock               7,730.9699 I 401(k)(2)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Stock(3) (3)               (3)   (3) Common Stock 1,684.8942   1,684.8942 D  
Phantom Stock(4) (4)               (4)   (4) Common Stock 22,350.1626   22,350.1626 D  
Phantom Stock(5) (5)               (5)   (5) Common Stock 32,012   32,012 D  
Option(6) $54.28             02/11/2006 02/11/2013 Common Stock 15,000   15,000 D  
Option(6) $73.19             02/10/2007 02/10/2014 Common Stock 18,000   18,000 D  
Option(7) $73.14             02/08/2008 02/08/2015 Common Stock 18,000   18,000 D  
Option(7) $71.03             02/14/2009 02/14/2016 Common Stock 32,000   32,000 D  
Option(7) $85.06             02/13/2010 02/13/2017 Common Stock 35,000   35,000 D  
Option(7) $64.58             02/12/2011 02/12/2018 Common Stock 88,800   88,800 D  
Option(7) $29.54             12/31/2011 12/31/2018 Common Stock 100,000   100,000 D  
Option(8) $29.2             04/01/2012 04/01/2021 Common Stock 84,439   84,439 D  
Option(9) $21.67 02/14/2012   A   136,200     (9) 02/14/2022 Common Stock 136,200 (9) 136,200 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
ROGERS WILLIAM H JR
303 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E.
ATLANTA, GA 30308
      Chairman and CEO  

Signatures

 David A. Wisniewski, Attorney-in-Fact for William H. Rogers, Jr.   02/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Also includes the following shares which are subject to forfeiture: 2,000 which vest on 6/20/2012; 2,000 which vest on 9/16/2012; 2,000 which vest on 3/6/2013; and 2,000 which vest on 7/14/2013.
(2) Because the stock fund component of the 401(k) Plan is accounted for in unit accounting, the number of share equivalents varies based on the closing price of SunTrust stock on the applicable measurement date.
(3) The phantom stock units were acquired under the SunTrust Banks, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan and convert to common stock on a one-to-one basis.
(4) Represents stock units granted under the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 2009 Stock Plan and paid as salary which will be settled in cash on March 31, 2012 unless settled earlier due to the executive's death or disability or the company's change in control.
(5) Reflects satisfaction of performance vesting condition (Tier 1 Capital) as of December 31, 2011 with respect to restricted stock units originally granted under the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 2009 Stock Plan on April 1, 2011. Grant was exempt pursuant to Rule 16b-3. Award remains subject to time-vesting criterion and will vest pro rata annually (i.e. one-third each year) and will vest post-retirement provided certain noncompetition and other restrictive covenants are performed.
(6) Granted pursuant to the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 2000 Stock Plan.
(7) Granted pursuant to the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 2004 Stock Plan.
(8) Granted pursuant to the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 2009 Stock Plan.
(9) Granted pursuant to the SunTrust Banks, inc. 2009 Stock Plan. One third of the award vests each year for three years.

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