And the new name is …Truist.

The top executives of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced Wednesday that the name of their new merged bank will be Truist – a name picked to reflect the heritage of both financial institutions.

Once the “merger of equals” is completed, Truist will become the sixth-largest U.S. bank holding company serving more than 10 million households in the United States – mostly in the Sunbelt and…

Atlanta Business Journal
SunTrust-BB&T pick Truist as name for combined B bank