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SouthTrust Teams Up With USO To Support Troops.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The SouthTrust Funds family of investments is teaming up with the USO for a program to raise funds for USO programs that directly benefit U.S. troops.

Through its Invest in America program, SouthTrust Funds will donate $10 to the USO for every new U.S. Treasury Money Market Fund or any other SouthTrust Funds investment customers make. The program will run from February 15 to April 30.

"Contributing to the USO is a direct way to show the brave men and women of our armed forces that we are with them in spirit and appreciate what they are doing to protect our freedoms," said Dick White, division president for SouthTrust's Capital Management Group. "By investing in one of our SouthTrust Funds, customers can help secure their future and let our troops know they have our full support."

One hundred percent of all donations will go to support the vital services provided by the USO, including crisis support, cyber-canteens, mobile canteens and celebrity entertainment tours. The USO is a non-profit, non-government agency.

"The USO is an integral part of our country's relationship with our service men and women. It is a treasure enabling Americans to express their gratitude, caring and support for our Armed Forces. The partnership with SouthTrust Funds exemplifies the dedication and commitment that the organization has to serving those who serve," said the Honorable Edward A. Powell, president and CEO of the USO.

Customers can invest in SouthTrust Funds at any SouthTrust branch. Customers should make direct donations by mail to the USO, Inc., Southern Fund for Freedom's Finest, Washington Navy Yard, 1008 Eberle Place, SE, Suite 301, Washington, D.C., 20374-5096. For more details, including a prospectus, customers can call the SouthTrust Funds Servicing Center at 1-888-735-3441.

SouthTrust Securities, Inc., is a subsidiary of SouthTrust Corporation . SouthTrust Securities offers a full line of investment and retirement planning products and services. SouthTrust Corporation is a $48.8 billion regional bank holding company with headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. SouthTrust operates more than 700 banking and loan offices and 850 ATMs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The company's Web site is .

For more than 60 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has "Delivered America" to America's military personnel -- America's finest. Nearly 12,000 USO volunteers dedicate their time to serving the troops at 122 locations around the world. The USO relies on donations to provide its vital services to the men and women of the Armed Forces. The USO is a Congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization, and is not a government agency. For more information on contributing to the USO, please call 1-800-876-7469 or visit the Web site at .


Contact: David Oliver, Corporate Communications of SouthTrust Corporation, +1-205-254-5523; or Patrice Messer, or Sharon Fletcher, both of USO, +1-202-610-6462

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