BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $178.5 billion in assets and market capitalization of $21.6 billion, as of June 30, 2012. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others.
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. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at www.BBT.com.
On April 2, 2012, BB&T completed its acquisition of the life and property and casualty insurance divisions of Roseland, N.J.-based Crump Group Inc. The acquisition adds approximately $300 million in annual revenues to BB&T's insurance businesses and significantly strengthens and diversifies BB&T's non-interest revenues. The acquisition creates the largest independent wholesale distributor of life insurance and the second largest provider of wholesale commercial insurance brokerage and specialty programs in the U.S.
On July 31, 2012, BB&T completed its application to acquire BankAtlantic, the wholly-owned subsidiary of BankAtlantic Bancorp (NYSE: BBX), was approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks also has approved the acquisition. BankAtlantic branches will be rebranded as BB&T in the fourth quarter.This acquisition strategy has contributed significantly to BB&T's success.