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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kelly King

69 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Henson

57 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Daryl Bible

57 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Alex Brame

35 2018 President - Central Pennsylvania Region

Barbara Duck

51 2016 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Clarke Starnes

58 2009 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Robert Johnson

45 2014 Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary,Chief Corporate Governance Officer

Donna Goodrich

55 2018 Senior Executive Vice President, Deposit, Operations and Fraud Manager, Treasurer

W. Bennett Bradley

57 2018 Senior Executive Vice President

Jim Godwin

49 2018 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Brant Standridge

42 2018 Senior Executive Vice President, President, Retail Banking

David Weaver

51 2016 Senior Executive Vice President, President - Community Banking

Donta Wilson

41 2018 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Chief Client Experience Officer

W. Rufus Yates

60 2016 Senior Executive Vice President and Financial Services Manager

Jennifer Banner

58 2016 Lead Independent Director

Nido Qubein

69 1990 Director

K. David Boyer

66 2009 Independent Director

Anna Cablik

65 2004 Independent Director

Patrick Graney

65 2018 Independent Director

I. Patricia Henry

70 2013 Independent Director

Eric Kendrick

71 2013 Independent Director

Louis Lynn

69 2013 Independent Director

Easter Maynard

47 2018 Independent Director

Charles Patton

61 2013 Independent Director

William Reuter

68 2015 Independent Director

Tollie Rich

68 2013 Independent Director

Christine Sears

62 2015 Independent Director

Thomas Skains

61 2009 Independent Director

Thomas Thompson

69 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kelly King

Mr. Kelly S. King is an Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Corporation. Professional Experience: Mr. King has served as Chairman of BB&T since 2010; Chief Executive Officer of BB&T and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Branch Bank since 2009; and Chief Operating Officer of BB&T and Branch Bank from 2004-2008. Qualifications and Skills: Mr. King has forged a lifetime of leadership experience with BB&T, devoting 33 of his 44 years of service to BB&T as a member of Executive Management. He has assumed leadership roles in commercial and retail banking, operations, insurance, corporate financial services, investment services and capital markets. Mr. King is credited with leading BB&T to continued profitability and financial stability through the economic downturn beginning in 2008. His unwavering commitment to the company’s vision, mission and values has led to a nationally recognized associate volunteer program, called the Lighthouse Project. Since 2009, the Lighthouse Project completed more than 7,700 projects for the communities we serve. Mr. King served as the Fifth District representative on the Federal Advisory Council of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2013 through 2016, and served as President of the Federal Advisory Council in 2016. He has been a member of The Financial Services Roundtable since 2010 and he previously served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond from 2009 to 2011. Mr. King also has served as Chairman of the North Carolina Bankers Association board and as Vice Chairman of the American Bankers Council. Mr. King was named the Banker of the Year for 2015 by American Banker magazine. His leadership steered the successful completion of our 2015 acquisition of Susquehanna Bancshares—a transaction that was named M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1B to $5B) by The M&A Advisor. Mr. King was named by SNL Financial as one of its “Most Influential” in banking in 2015 & 2014.

Christopher Henson

Mr. Christopher L. Henson is an President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was Chief Operating Officer of the Company., since January 01, 2009. He joined BB&T in 1985 and has served as CFO since 2005. He previously served as assistant chief financial officer, president of BB&T's Georgia operations, and president of BB&T community bank regions based in Atlanta and Virginia'sHampton Roads area. The BB&T Leadership Development Program graduate began his career in Wilson, N.C., where he served as a business services officer, business services manager and city executive before assuming the role of city executive in Greensboro, N.C. The Boone, N.C., native earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from High Point University. Mr. Henson is a graduate of the Young Executives Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a 2007 graduate of the Duke University Advanced Management Program. Henson is a member of the High Point University Board of Trustees and chairman of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

Daryl Bible

Mr. Daryl N. Bible CPA is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. He served as Assistant Chief Financial Officer between January 2008 and December 2008. Bible joined BB&T in January after a 24-year career with U.S. Bancorp, the last 10 years as treasurer. He began his career in the Management Development Program at U.S. Bank predecessor Star Banc. Bible served in a number of key positions prior to treasurer, including financial analyst, asset/liability manager, investment portfolio manager and funds manager. He will oversee Treasury; Investor Relations; Capital Planning and Shareholder Reporting; Enterprise Spend Management; Management Accounting; Strategic Planning and Corporate Finance; Corporate Tax; Accounting and Financial Reporting; and Value Improvement. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. He is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the CFA North Carolina Society. He was named "Bank Borrower" for 2007 by Euromoney magazine.

Alex Brame

Mr. Alex Brame is President - Central Pennsylvania Region of the Company. has more than 12 years of banking experience. He joined BB&T in 2006 as part of the bank's Leadership Development Program. He has served as a business services officer inNewport News, Va.; as market president of theVirginia Peninsula; and relocated to Lancaster, Pa., in 2016 to serve as market president for Lancaster and Lebanoncounties.

Barbara Duck

Mrs. Barbara F. Duck is an Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. She joined BB&T in 1988. After graduating from BB&T's Management Development Program, she served as a branch manager in Burlington, N.C. She later was promoted to regional branch operations manager for the Greensboro, N.C.-based Triad Region. Duck then moved to BB&T’s Operations Division where she assumed responsibility for merger conversions and BB&T’s Production Cycle Management Group. As risk manager, she managed Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, BSA/AML Management and Conversion Support. She currently manages Electronic Delivery Channels, which includes the ATM, Online Banking and Call Center channels. In 2003, Duck joined BB&T's executive management team. She is Enterprise Risk Manager since July 2009. Electronic Delivery Channels Manager between July 2006 and June 2009. Risk Manager between June 2004 and June 2006.

Clarke Starnes

Mr. Clarke R. Starnes, III, is an Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Company. He has been Chief Risk Officer since July 2009. Chief Credit Officer between September 2008 and June 2009. Specialized Lending Manager between January 2000 and August 2008.

Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert Jerome Johnson Jr., is an Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Corporate Governance Officer of the Company. He leads the Winston-Salem based Legal Department and serves as chief legal advisor to the Executive Management team and the Boards of Directors of BB&T Corporation and BB&T bank. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Johnson joined BB&T in 2005 as deputy general counsel, responsible for the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate, Securities and Regulatory Practice Groups. Johnson has 15 years of financial institution experience and has held his current roles since 2010. Prior to joining BB&T, Johnson was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio, providing counsel to financial institutions and their affiliates. His work included all aspects of general corporate and commercial representation for Fortune 500 companies. Johnson is an active volunteer for the United Way and the YMCA of Winston-Salem. Johnson graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He also graduated with honors with a juris doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law.

Donna Goodrich

Mrs. Donna C. Goodrich is Senior Executive Vice President, Deposit, Operations and Fraud Manager, Treasurer of the Company. She joined BB&T in 1985. After graduating from BB&T's Leadership Development Program, she served as a retail services officer, financial center manager, mergers and acquisitions analyst, asset/liability management specialist, and deposits and corporate funding manager. She serves on the BB&T Market Risk and Liquidity Committee. She was named to the BB&T Executive Management team in December 2006.

W. Bennett Bradley

Mr. W. Bennett Bradley is Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. He is president of BB&T Payment Solutions Division, Bradley is currently responsible for Treasury Services and Commercial Deposits, Merchant Services, International Services and Association Services as well as card issuing for credit, debit and prepaid businesses. Upon joining executive management, Bradley will assume the new role of Chief Digital Officer. Bradley will be responsible for establishing BB&T's future digital strategy and working with lines of business to develop a digital roadmap to ensure the corporation is always current, competitive and providing a complete digital experience for clients. Bradley served as manager of Electronic Delivery Systems and held various credit roles including senior credit officer of the Eastern Region before assuming his current role. A native of Tarboro, N.C. , Bradley is a 30-year banking veteran and joined BB&T through the Leadership Development Program. Bradley is a recognized leader in the payments industry and serves on the boards of The Clearing House Payment Company and Secure Digital, LLC. He has also served on the NACHA Board of Directors, STAR Advisory Board and VISA Risk Committee. Bradley is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the Banking School of the South at Louisiana State University .

Jim Godwin

Mr. Jim D. Godwin is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Company. Mr. Godwin has more than 20 years of banking experience. He joined BB&T’s Management Development Program in 1996 and subsequently served in various lending roles including: Regional Financial Analyst, Business Services Officer, Credit Analysis Manager, Senior Credit Officer, Regional Loan Administrator, and Credit Risk Review Manager. In September 2012, he was named Chief Operational Risk Officer, responsible for independent oversight of operational risk. In January 2016, he was named Deputy Chief Risk Officer. In August 2016, Godwin was appointed to BB&T’s Executive Management team. He received B.S., Finance from University of North Carolina at Wilmington and MBA from East Carolina University.

Brant Standridge

Mr. Brant J. Standridge is Senior Executive Vice President, President, Retail Banking of the Company. He was Lending Group Manager from August 2016 to December 2017. Regional President in Texas from January 2015 to August 2016. Regional President in Georgia from November 2011 to December 2014.

David Weaver

Mr. David Hudson Weaver is Senior Executive Vice President, President - Community Banking of the Company. He oversees nine BB&T Community Bank regions in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and the newly formed Central Pennsylvania Region. Weaver will continue in this role and provide the executive team a unique vision and perspective on our Community Bank clients and their needs. A native of Raleigh, N.C., Weaver was named regional president of the Triangle Region and Raleigh city executive before assuming his current responsibilities. A 26-year banking veteran, Weaver joined BB&T as a business services officer focusing on middle market C&I and CRE clients. Weaver serves on the Bankers Advisory Board for the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. Mr. Weaver has also served as a board member for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Communities in Schools of North Carolina, as trustee for Wake Education Partnership, and Wake County chair of the United Way of the Greater Triangle Campaign. Weaver earned both his bachelor's degree in business administration and MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Donta Wilson

Mr. Donta L. Wilson is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Chief Client Experience Officer of the Company. Mr. Wilson has more than 20 years of banking experience. He joined BB&T in October 1995 while in college working in bank operations. He has served as Financial Center Manager, Business Banker and Retail City Executive in Charlotte, N.C.; Regional Business Banking Manager for the Battlefield Northern Virginia Region; Area Executive in Prince William County,Va.; and was named Battlefield Northern Virginia Regional President in 2005. He was named Group/State President of the Alabama Region in 2009. In 2014, he was named Group/State President of the Atlanta, GA-based Northern Georgia Region. In 2016, Wilson was named as Chief Client Experience Officer and appointed to BB&T Corporation’s Executive Management team. He currently has the responsibility of leading the Enterprise Marketing, Sales, and Client Experience Group. He received B.S., Management from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and MBA from University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

W. Rufus Yates

Mr. W. Rufus Yates is an Senior Executive Vice President and Financial Services Manager of the Company. Mr. Yates is President and CEO of BB&T Securities since January 1, 2013. President and CEO of Scott & Stringfellow, LLC since 2009. Capital Markets Manager since 2006.

Jennifer Banner

Ms. Jennifer S. Banner is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Banner has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SchaadSource, LLC (a financial and administrative services company) since 2006, Chief Executive Officer of Schaad Companies, LLC (a diversified holding company) since 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of Schaad Family Office, LLC (a diversified holding company) since 2012. Ms. Banner brings to BB&T experience as a Chief Executive Officer and skills in public accounting, as well as financial services, corporate governance and risk management experience from her prior service on the boards of directors of First Vantage Bank and First Virginia Banks, Inc. She served for six years (2010-2015) as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Nashville Branch) where she received formal training in monetary policy, the banking system and macroeconomics. In addition, Ms. Banner has experience with community-oriented organizations, construction, real estate development, and serves as a director and chair of the audit committee of Uniti Group Inc., a real estate investment trust in the communications infrastructure space. Ms Banner also brings technology and digital transformation skills through training and research participation with the MIT Center for Information Systems Research and other external sources. Ms. Banner is a frequent speaker on the role of boards in digital transformation.

Nido Qubein

Dr. Nido R. Qubein is Director of BB&T Corporation. Dr. Qubein has been a BB&T director since 1990 and a Branch Bank director since 2013. He has served as President of High Point University since 2005 where he transformed the institution from a small college to a thriving university. He is also Executive Chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company (a whole grain bread bakery franchising company) since 2001. Dr. Qubein has written a dozen books on leadership, sales, communication and marketing and serves as advisor to businesses and organizations throughout the country on how to position their enterprises and create successful leadership programs. He is a business coach to CEOs and top executives. During his tenure on the BB&T Board, he has provided key leadership and made important contributions to the development and successful execution of BB&T’s strategy to be the “best of the best.” His many entrepreneurial ventures and service on more than 30 volunteer boards over the course of his career contribute governance and community service skills and experience to BB&T. He has been recognized nationally for his entrepreneurial and professional achievements including his induction in three halls of fame, receiving the University of Delaware’s Siegfried Entrepreneurship Award, and membership in the Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans with such notable leaders like Starbuck’s Howard Schultz and General Colin Powell.

K. David Boyer

Mr. K. David Boyer, Jr., is Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. Mr. Boyer has served as Chief Executive Officer of GlobalWatch Technologies, Inc. (a business intelligence, cybersecurity, information assurance, governance and compliance firm) since 2004. Mr. Boyer also has served as a director of Virginia Community Development Corporation (a tax credit fund manager supporting economic development in Richmond) since 2009 and as a Treasury Board Member for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2002-2014. Prior to his election to the BB&T Board, Mr. Boyer served for over 11 years on Branch Bank’s local advisory board in Washington, D.C. This experience provided Mr. Boyer with a thorough understanding of BB&T’s banking organization, governance structure and its values and culture. Mr. Boyer has extensive experience with risk management, accounting and finance, as well as information technology services, information management, cybersecurity and anti-terrorism assistance services, and brings skills related to this experience to the BB&T Board.

Anna Cablik

Ms. Anna R. Cablik is an Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. Ms. Cablik has served as the President of Anasteel & Supply Company, LLC (a reinforcing steel fabricator) since 1994 and as President of Anatek, Inc. (a general contractor) since 1982. Ms. Banner brings to BB&T experience as a Chief Executive Officer and skills in public accounting, as well as financial services, corporate governance and risk management experience from her prior service on the boards of directors of First Vantage Bank and First Virginia Banks, Inc. She served for six years (2010-2015) as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Nashville Branch) where she received formal training in monetary policy, the banking system and macroeconomics. In addition, Ms. Banner has experience with community-oriented organizations, construction, real estate development, and serves as a director and chair of the audit committee of Uniti Group Inc., a real estate investment trust in the communications infrastructure space. Ms Banner also brings technology and digital transformation skills through training and research participation with the MIT Center for Information Systems Research and other external sources. Ms. Banner is a frequent speaker on the role of boards in digital transformation.

Patrick Graney

Mr. Patrick C. Graney III serves as Independent Director of the company. He is the founder and president of PCG Inc., a private investment company. In addition, he is a well-known business leader in the state of West Virginia, having previously owned both Petroleum Products, Inc., a fuel distributor, and One Stop Stores, a chain of convenience stores, each for over 25 years. Graney is active in community affairs and currently serves as board chairman of the University of Charleston, chairman of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and is a director of the West Virginia Coal Association and the Buckskin Council of the Boy Scouts. His financial services experience includes having served as a Class B director representing West Virginia on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond from December 2008 to December 2013 and, most recently, as a member of the board of directors of Ramaco Resources, a West Virginia metallurgical coal company. Graney received a bachelor's degree from The University of Virginia and an MBA from the Colgate Darden School at the University of Virginia.

I. Patricia Henry

Ms. I. Patricia Henry is an Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. She has been a BB&T director since 2013 and a Branch Bank director since 1999. She is currently retired and previously was the Director of Strategic Projects for Miller Brewing from 2005 to 2008. Ms. Henry brings extensive risk management, strategic planning and organizational development experience and skills to the BB&T Board. At Miller Brewing, Ms. Henry became the first woman to hold a lead management position at a major U.S. brewery when she was named Plant Manager of the Eden, North Carolina facility in 1995. In addition, Ms. Henry’s operational business background allows her to bring the perspective of a commercial client into BB&T’s boardroom. Her institutional knowledge and longstanding Branch Bank board service further qualify her to serve as a member of the BB&T Board.

Eric Kendrick

Mr. Eric C. Kendrick is an Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. Mr. Kendrick has served as the President of Mereck Associates, Inc. (a real estate management and development firm) since 1989. He is also President of Old Dominion Warehouse Corporation (a warehouse leasing and development firm) since 1991, President of Upton Corporation (a commercial property development company) since 1991, and President of Murteck Construction Company, Inc. (a general contractor) since 1991. Mr. Kendrick brings to BB&T significant financial services industry experience and corporate governance perspective from his service on the boards of First Virginia Banks, Inc., where he served as a director from 1986 until it merged with BB&T in 2003, and Branch Bank, where he has served as director since 2003. As a successful executive, Mr. Kendrick also brings to the BB&T Board a high level of business acumen, as well as significant experience and valuable perspective from the construction and real estate development industries.

Louis Lynn

Dr. Louis B. Lynn Ph.D., is Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. Dr. Lynn has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ENVIRO AgScience, Inc. (a defense contractor and provider of construction, construction management, and landscape and design services) since founding the firm in 1985. Dr. Lynn possesses valuable oversight skills and governance experience gained in serving as the top executive of ENVIRO AgScience. He also brings to the BB&T Board government and private sector design and construction experience of sustainable energy efficient facilities. Dr. Lynn has served as a member of the Clemson University Board of Trustees since 1988. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Horticulture at Clemson University and served on a number of national and state boards related to agriculture, higher education and business leadership. His familiarity with modern agriculture science and agribusiness imparts an important perspective to the Board, as does his service in the field of higher education.

Easter Maynard

Ms. Easter A. Maynard serves as Independent Director of the company. She is a member of the board of directors of Investors Management Corporation (IMC), the parent company of Golden Corral Corporation, for which she also serves as board chair. Maynard also serves as the director of community development for IMC and as executive director of IMC's charitable arm, ChildTrust Foundation, which invests primarily in early childhood education and literacy efforts throughout North Carolina. She also chairs the board of directors of Camp Corral, which she helped establish in 2012 to provide summer camp experiences for children of wounded, injured, ill and fallen military heroes. In addition to her work through IMC, Maynard currently serves as board chair for the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and on the boards of the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, Methodist Home for Children, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County. A North Carolina native, Maynard received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a master's degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Charles Patton

Mr. Charles A. Patton is an Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. Mr. Patton has served as a consultant and manager of Patton Holdings, LLC (a real estate holding company) since 2007 and manager of PATCO Investments, LLC (emphasizing specialty lending and equity participations) since 1998. Over the course of his extensive career in the financial services industry, Mr. Patton has served in a variety of leadership positions, including as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Virginia First Savings Bank. As the top executive of Virginia First, he gained leadership, oversight and risk management skills, as well as financial industry and banking operations expertise, which are valuable as a director of BB&T. His long tenure on the Branch Bank board has imparted him with significant institutional knowledge about BB&T, while also providing corporate governance expertise. Mr. Patton also is a leader in his community, holding leadership positions in a variety of social and civic organizations in the Richmond, Virginia area. He is a Director and the Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committees of Richard Bland College Foundation, Inc. and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committees.

William Reuter

Mr. William J. Reuter is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Reuter is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., having served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 2001 and 2002, respectively, until the merger of the company with BB&T Corporation. He was also Chairman of the Board of its banking subsidiary, Susquehanna Bank, as well as the following subsidiaries: Boston Service Company, Inc. (d/b/a Hann Financial Service Corp.), Valley Forge Asset Management, LLC, The Addis Group, LLC; Stratton Management Company and Semper Trust Company. Mr. Reuter brings extensive experience in the financial services industry, beginning his career with Susquehanna in 1973, when he joined one of its predecessor banks in Maryland. He has more than 40 years in leadership roles within the banking industry. Mr. Reuter’s experience as the CEO and Chairman of a large, publicly traded financial services organization and his risk management expertise qualify him to serve as a member of our Board. He joined our Board in August 2015 as a part of the Susquehanna merger. Mr. Reuter has held leadership roles in numerous community organizations throughout his career, including serving as campaign chairman for United Way campaigns in both Hagerstown, MD, and Lancaster, PA.

Tollie Rich

Mr. Tollie W. Rich, Jr., is an Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. Mr. Rich retired in 2000 as a senior banking executive at Branch Bank. Prior to that, his banking career spanned over 30 years, culminating with his service as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Life Savings Bank, FSB, which merged with Branch Bank in 1998. Mr. Rich brings valuable perspective to the BB&T Board by combining financial industry leadership and expertise with significant corporate governance and supervisory experience. His extensive career in the financial services industry affords a deep understanding of operations and management, while his tenure on the Branch Bank board provides experience on corporate governance matters. Mr. Rich has a longstanding involvement with charitable and community organizations and presently utilizes his leadership skills on various civic and business activities.

Christine Sears

Ms. Christine Sears is a Director of the Company. Ms. Sears has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Penn National Insurance since January 1, 2015. Prior to being appointed Penn National’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Sears served as Penn National’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2010 after serving as Penn National’s Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2010. Ms. Sears joined Penn National in 1980 as a financial analyst and held various positions of increasing leadership in the company prior to being named the President and Chief Executive Officer. Her deep understanding of the insurance industry is very valuable to our Board of Directors as BB&T’s insurance operations are our largest source of non-interest income. Ms. Sears joined our Board in August 2015 as a part of the Susquehanna merger. Ms. Sears qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines. Ms. Sears is a Certified Public Accountant, holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation from the Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, and has completed the Insurance Executive Development Course at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Thomas Skains

Mr. Thomas E. Skains is an Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. Mr. Skains served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. from 2003 until its acquisition in October 2016 by Duke Energy Corporation. Mr. Skains brings extensive leadership and strategic planning experience to BB&T through his experience leading a major natural gas utility in the Southeast. Mr. Skains also brings a wealth of corporate governance and risk management expertise gained through his former role as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas, a publicly traded corporation, and as a director of Duke Energy Corporation and National Fuel Gas Company, both publicly traded companies. His experience in the highly regulated natural gas industry is especially valuable given the high degree of regulation that currently exists in the financial services industry. Mr. Skains has served on a wide variety of boards for prominent civic and business associations, providing him with extensive community relations experience.

Thomas Thompson

Mr. Thomas Nichols Thompson is Independent Director of BB&T Corporation. Mr. Thompson has served as President of Thompson Homes, Inc. (a home builder) since 1978 and served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2003-2016. As a former member of the Kentucky legislature, including serving as the Chairman of the House Banking and Insurance Committee, Mr. Thompson provides BB&T with a unique perspective on risk management and the regulation of the financial services industry. He also has valuable experience in the banking industry, having served as a director of AREA Bancshares, which was acquired by BB&T in 2002. Mr. Thompson also brings governance and community service skills and experience to the BB&T Board, having served as a director of various educational and community organizations.