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Synovus, CB&T and CB&T of East Alabama Exceed United Way Goal
More than $740,000 raised to help fund programs in the Chattahoochee Valley

December 16, 2010, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, today announced that the company and its divisions, Columbus Bank and Trust and CB&T of East Alabama, exceeded their 2010 United Way fundraising goal. The companies raised more than $740,000 in contributions to the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley.

In addition to the money raised, Synovus teamed up with Partner in Education Britt David Magnet Academy to collect more than 3.5 tons of peanut and butter and jelly for the Feed the Valley Food Bank. These projects are part of Synovus’ community outreach effort called REACH: Recognizing and Encouraging an Atmosphere of Community and of Hope. 

“I am so proud of our team members, who looked beyond their individual needs and challenges to generously give to others in need,” said Lee Lee James, Chief People Officer of Synovus. “Our team recognizes the responsibility we have to make 2011 a year of greater hope and possibility for thousands of people throughout the Chattahoochee Valley.”

The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley supports 26 agencies and 49 programs in Muscogee, Russell, Harris, Chattahoochee, Taylor, Stewart, Talbot and Marion counties in Georgia and Alabama. The organization plays an impactful role in building our community. They focus on preparing young people for success, strengthening families and community, caring for the elderly and people with special needs and responding to disasters and individuals in crisis. For more information on the organization, visit

About CB&T and CB&T of East Alabama

Columbus Bank and Trust (CB&T) and CB&T Bank of East Alabama have a combined 23 branches in Columbus, GA and Phenix City and Opelika, AL. They offer diverse lines of business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services and Mortgage Lending.  CB&T and CB&T Bank of East Alabama are both divisions of Synovus Bank.

About Synovus

Synovus is a financial services company with more than $31 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia.  Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment and mortgage services to customers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.  See Synovus on the web at


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