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Synovus Again Named to Atlanta Tribune's List of "Best Places for Minorities to Work"

September 12, 2007, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company has been selected as one of the “2007 Best Places for Minorities to Work” by Atlanta Tribune Magazine. Synovus is featured in the magazine’s September issue.

 Atlanta Tribune Magazine annually surveys companies with an Atlanta presence that excel in creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. The Synovus family of companies in the Atlanta metro market includes: Bank of North Georgia (Alpharetta), Bank of Coweta (Newnan), Citizens and Merchants Bank (Douglasville), Creative Financial Group (Atlanta) and Globalt (Atlanta).

“We are committed to hiring, training and developing the top talent in the financial services industry and investing in the growth and success of a diverse workforce,” said Richard Anthony, Synovus Chairman and CEO. “We recognize the value of different perspectives in understanding and meeting the individual needs of customers throughout our Southeastern markets.”

 The full list of the companies selected for this recognition is available on the magazine’s website at

About Synovus

Synovus (NYSE: “SNV”) is a diversified financial services holding company with more than $33 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia. Synovus provides integrated financial services including banking, financial management, insurance, mortgage and leasing services through 37 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. Synovus has been named one of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine, and has been recognized in its Hall of Fame for consecutive appearances on the list since its inception in 1998.  See Synovus on the Web at

Greg Hudgison
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