BB&T contributes $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today announced it is contributing $100,000 to the American Red Cross of Greater Houston in Texas to help support disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Shipments of humanitarian supplies are also underway to assist in the recovery.

"The unprecedented flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey is causing hardships for many of our associates and clients in the greater Houston region," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kelly S. King. "Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this storm, and we're hopeful this donation will help begin the rebuilding process."

Although many branches and offices in the greater Houston area are currently closed, BB&T is standing by to assist clients in this difficult time. Clients who may have incurred storm-related overdraft, returned item, negative account balance or late loan payment fees are encouraged to contact BB&T at 800-BANK-BBT (800-226-5228) for assistance.

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BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $221.2 billion in assets and market capitalization of $36.7 billionas of June 30, 2017. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T operates more than 2,100 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T was recognized as one of Forbes' 2017 Best Banks in America and is consistently recognized for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at