12 October 2009 NYSE Closing Bell High Point University

Students, faculty and administrators from High Point University visit the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Dr. Nido R. Qubein, BB&T board member and President of High Point University rings The Closing Bell®. BB&T Corporation, headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC , is among the nation’s top financial holding companies with 2.4 billion in assets. Its bank subsidiaries operate approximately 1500 financial centers in the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Indiana and Washington, DC BB&T ranks No. 2 in market share in North Carolina; No. 4 in Virginia/Washington, DC; No. 3 in South Carolina; No. 1 in West Virginia; No. 5 in Georgia; No. 6 in Maryland; No. 4 in Kentucky; and No. 6 in Tennessee. BB&T’s operating strategy distinguishes it from other financial holding companies. BB&T’s banking subsidiaries are organized as a group of community banks, each with a regional president, which allows decisions to be made locally, close to the client. This also makes BB&T’s client service more responsive, reliable and empathetic. Since 1989, BB&T has completed the acquisition of 60 community banks and thrifts, more than 85 insurance agencies, and 35 non-bank financial services companies. This acquisition strategy has contributed significantly to BB&T’s success. About High Point University At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the
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