Investigation on Behalf of Participants and Beneficiaries of the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 401(k) Plan

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – CINCINNATI, Jan. 17, 2008 — The class action Cincinnati law firm of Statman, Harris & Eyrich, LLC announces it is investigating SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) (“SunTrust” or “Company”) for potential violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) relating to the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”).

In particular, this investigation focuses on whether Plan fiduciaries
breached their fiduciary duties by failing to prudently manage the
Plan’s assets by, inter alia: (a) offering SunTrust stock as a Plan
investment option, (b) permitting the Plan to be invested in SunTrust
stock when it was imprudent to do so, and (c) encouraging investment in
the SunTrust stock in the plan by withholding or concealing material
business or financial results information from the Plan’s participants
and beneficiaries.

Current and former employees of SunTrust, who hold SunTrust stock in
the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 401(k) Plan, may have a claim to recover
losses in their retirement investment. If you are interested in
protecting the value of your investment, you are encouraged to e-mail
or call Jeffrey P. Harris, Esq. by telephone at (513) 621-2666 or (888)
876-7881, or via e-mail at [email protected], without
obligation or cost to you, for further information.

Statman, Harris & Eyrich, LLC has offices in Chicago, Illinois,
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dayton, Ohio. www.statmanharris.com

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