BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King and SunTrust chairman and CEO William H. Rogers, Jr., spoke at a joint public meeting of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on the proposed merger of equals between BB&T and SunTrust Banks.

They were joined by BB&T Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Reinvestment Sharon Jeffries-Jones and SunTrust Enterprise Community Reinvestment Officer Lynette Bell.

Both CEOs and CRA leads shared information relating to the benefits of the proposed merger of equals for clients and communities, along with a summary of both institutions’ strong performance under the Community Reinvestment Act.

The full transcript of remarks delivered by King and Jeffries-Jones are available at