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Synovus Announces the 2007 Jack Parker Scholarship Recipients

Columbus, GA, July 18, 2007, – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company, today announced the recipients of the 2007 Jack Parker Scholarships.

This year the program awarded 104 scholarships totaling nearly $190,000 to children of Synovus and TSYS team members. Scholarship funds are generated each year through team member donations and fundraising activities.

The Scholarship Program is named in honor of Jack B. Parker, whose career with the Synovus family of companies spanned 44 years. Jack's enthusiastic attitude, keen sense of duty and good heart were evident throughout his career. The scholarship program is managed by the Jack Parker Foundation, Inc., to award college or vocational institution scholarships to children of team members who excel academically, show leadership and are involved in activities to improve their communities. Since its inception in 1988, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships.

 Among the scholarship recipients, 60 students in the Chattahoochee Valley area were awarded scholarships for 2007:

Andrew Adams
Brittany Aho
Kyle Alexander
Chelsea Allen
Brandon Ames
Robin Benson
Leah Blackmon
Eric Blake-Knox
Megan Boan
Lauren Brabson
Chad Braxton
Anna Bray
Carey Bray
Anthony Brown
Allison Bullard
Natalie Bullard
Allison Cantrell
William Chapman
Keeley Cooper
Mary Dalafave
Jessica Dawson
Tiffany English
Catherine Farmer
Mahnaz Faroqui
Eric Friedman
Pasley Gordan
Cassie Grimsley
Ian Guthridge
Margot Hancock
Robert Harrington
Megan Harris
Mikel Hill
Justin Jones
Vanna Jordan
Amey Kulkarni
Kristi Lancaster
Kurt Maurer
Bradley McQuaig
Brittany Milstid
Tiffany Milstid
Christopher Moffett
Danielle Mummert
Joshua Ninke
Andrew Perez
Mallory Poole
Rebekah Pound
Seth Pound
Robert Putney
Leah Redmond
Beth Rhodes
Jenelle Rizzo
Ethan Spivey
Garrett Spivey
Abby Steverson
Carson Strickland
Chandler Strickland
Corey Tanner
Kyle Turner
Kris Walker
Shuonan Wang

Synovus (NYSE: SNV) is a diversified financial services holding company with more than $32 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.  In 2005, Synovus also appeared on “America’s Most Admired Companies” list.  See Synovus on the web at
Greg Hudgison
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