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SB&T’s Randy Jones to Retire, Ty Turner Named New President
November 10, 2009, Americus, Georgia The Board of Directors of SB&T Bank, a Synovus affiliate bank, today announced the retirement of Randolph “Randy” Jones as City President of SB&T Bank, effective December 31, 2009. The Board also named Lee T. “Ty” Turner as City President of SB&T to succeed Jones as City President. Jones will continue to serve on the Board of Directors of SB&T.

“Randy’s impressive level of leadership and service to customers has helped position the bank as a leader in the Americus market,” said Mark L. Lane, SB&T President and CEO. “We wish Randy the best in his well-deserved retirement and look forward to great leadership from Ty. Our company is very fortunate to have a leader of Ty’s experience and market knowledge ready to guide the talented team in Americus.”

Jones began his career with Synovus in 1994 as the President and CEO of Sumter Bank and Trust.

Turner, a 21-year SB&T banking veteran, began his career with the bank as a teller. He previously served as Senior Lending Officer and Commercial Lending Officer, and was selected as Vice President of SB&T in 2000. Turner’s community involvement includes serving as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee of the Americus Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Georgia Southwestern State University Foundation and Americus Kiwanis Club. Turner is a 1989 graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.

 About Synovus

Synovus is a financial services holding company with more than $34 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia.  Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, as well as investment services, to customers through 30 banks, 330 offices, and 467 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.  The Company focuses on its unique decentralized customer delivery model, position in attractive Southeast markets and commitment to being a great place to work to ensure unparalleled customer experiences. See Synovus on the Web at

Greg Hudgison
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