SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is an American bank holing company. The largest subsidiary is SunTrust Bank. It had $182.2 billion in assets as of December 31, 2006. SunTrust Bank's most direct corporate parent was established in 1891 in Atlanta, Georgia, where its headquarters remain. SunTrust Bank operates approximately 1,700 bank branches across southeastern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.