March 27, 2006

Approval of proposal by BB&T Corporation

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced its approval of the application and notice under sections 3 and 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act by BB&T Corporation, Winston Salem, North Carolina, to effect the following transactions: (1) to acquire Main Street Banks, Inc. ("Main Street"), Atlanta, and its subsidiary bank, Main Street Bank, Covington, both of Georgia; and (2) to acquire Main Street's subsidiary, MSB Payroll Solutions, LLC, Alpharetta, Georgia, and thereby engage in permissible data processing activities.

Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action.

Last Update: March 27, 2006