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Two managers to retire from BB&T Corporation

BB&T CorporationBB&T Corporation, a financial services holding company, announced that president of Branch Banking and Trust and president of community banking Ricky K. Brown will retire on December 15, 2016.

With a banking career spanning almost 40 years, Mr. Brown leads the Community Banking division. A member of the Executive Management team since 2004, Brown was named president, Branch Banking and Trust Company Inc. in 2014.

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After graduating from BB&T's Management Development Program in 1977, Mr. Brown had early success serving in business development roles in several of BB&T's original markets in eastern North Carolina. After stints as a regional corporate banker and city executive, he was named regional president of the Charlotte Metro region.

Later, Mr. Brown was group president of the Washington, D.C., Metro region.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a graduate of the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University and the Wharton Executive Development Program.

He currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

The company said that senior executive vice president and chief marketing officer and lending group manager Steven B. Wiggs will retire effective September 30, 2016.

A graduate of BB&T's Management Development Program in 1979, Mr. Wiggs began his career as a business services officer in several of BB&T's original markets in eastern North Carolina.

After serving within the credit department as an area loan administrator, he returned to the Community Bank in several business sales leadership roles before becoming regional president of the Catawba Valley and Piedmont Community Banking regions.

In 2003, Mr. Wiggs led the expansion of the Wealth Management division. In 2005, he was named as the corporation's first chief marketing officer. He assumed responsibilities for the Lending Group in 2009.

Mr. Wiggs graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management from North Carolina State University. He is also a graduate of the Young Executives Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Mr. Wiggs has served his industry and the community in a variety of ways including serving on the boards of the American Bankers Association, United Way of Forsyth County, Senior Services Inc. of Winston Salem and Forsyth Countyand as a past chair of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

The company said that David H. Weaver, senior executive vice president and Community Bank group executive, will assume the leadership role for the Community Bank effective January 1, 2017.

Mr. Weaver is a 27-year banking veteran and was appointed to BB&T's Executive Management team January 1, 2016.




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