Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)    
January 29, 2018
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
303 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta, Georgia
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code    
 (800) 786-8787
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On January 29, 2018, SunTrust Banks, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its intention to redeem all of the issued and outstanding shares of its Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series E (the “Preferred Stock”), and the related issued and outstanding depositary shares, each representing a 1/4,000 interest in a share of Preferred Stock, on March 15, 2018 (the “Preferred Stock Redemption”). The Preferred Stock Redemption is in accordance with the terms of the Company’s Articles of Amendment to its Restated Articles of Incorporation, effective as of December 19, 2012, and the related deposit agreement between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as depositary for the Preferred Stock.

Upon redemption, the Preferred Stock will no longer be outstanding, and all rights with respect to such stock will cease and terminate, except the right to receive payment of the redemption price. Also, upon redemption, the depositary shares representing interests in shares of the Preferred Stock will be de-listed from trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

A copy of the press release announcing the notice of redemption is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
99.1.    Press release, dated January 29, 2018, announcing the notice of redemption


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 29, 2018
/s/ Curt Phillips
Curt Phillips, Group Vice President, Associate General
Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary