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Todd Promoted to Executive Vice President
March 12, 2007, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company, recently announced the promotion of Paul M. Todd to the position of Executive Vice President. Todd previously served in the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Synovus Financial Management Services (FMS).  His new responsibilities will include leading all financial management services business units, as well as Synovus Mortgage and Synovus Insurance.

Todd succeeds Andrew “Drew” Klepchick, who returned to his full time role at Creative Financial Group. A provider of financial planning, asset management and tax services, Creative Financial Group was acquired by Synovus in February 2001.

 “Paul’s experienced leadership makes him the right choice for guiding continued growth in the Investment, Mortgage and Insurance lines of businesses,” said Richard Anthony, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Synovus. “He already has in-depth knowledge of our specialized financial services and has demonstrated agility for taking on new challenges and quickly making a positive contribution to his areas of focus.”

Todd began his career with the Synovus family of companies at TSYS in 1995, and served in various capacities in the Finance and Strategy areas. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer of TSYS subsidiary DotsConnect.  In May 2002, he transitioned to Synovus Finance where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions before becoming Chief Financial Officer for FMS in 2003 and then Chief Operating Officer in 2005.

Todd is a Certified Public Accountant who graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1991. In 1993, he earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University.

 About Synovus

Synovus (NYSE: SNV) is a diversified financial services holding company with more than $31 billion in assets based in Columbus, GA.  Synovus provides integrated financial services including banking, financial management, insurance, mortgage and leasing services through 39 banks and other Synovus offices in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee; and electronic payment processing through an 81-percent stake in TSYS (NYSE: TSS), one of the world’s largest companies for outsourced payment services.  FORTUNE magazine has named Synovus one of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, and has recognized Synovus in its Hall of Fame for consecutive appearances on the list since its inception in 1998.  See Synovus on the web at

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