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Hollingsworth Named Chief Human Resources Officer

April 28, 2011, Columbus, GA – Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE - “SNV”), the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, today announced the selection of Audrey D. Hollingsworth as Chief Human Resources Officer.

“During her 20 years at Synovus, Audrey has led several key HR disciplines and is highly regarded, both
inside and outside the company, as a skilled HR professional,” said Kessel D. Stelling, President and CEO of
Synovus. “We look forward to her leadership of our human resources team as they provide core services,
identify innovative solutions and establish creative people practices that make Synovus the employer of
choice for current and prospective team members.”

Hollingsworth joined Synovus in 1991. She most recently served as Senior Director of People Development, and was responsible for managing Corporate and Regional Human Resources initiatives. Her new responsibilities include planning, directing and implementing all phases of the company’s HR strategies and programs.

Hollingsworth holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Troy State University; a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from the University of Georgia; is a graduate of the Executive Management Program in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University; and completed the Human Resources Executive Management Program at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Her community leadership roles include serving as the Chairman, President and Trustee of the Leadership Georgia Board of Directors. Since 2006, she has served on the Columbus State University Women’s Conference Advisory Committee, the Georgia Commission for School Board Excellence and currently serves on the Boards of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, St. Francis Hospital and the Synovus Jack Parker Scholarship Foundation. In 2005, she received Synovus’ William B. Turner Humanitarian Award and in 2006 she was honored as a recipient of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Women of Distinction Award.

About Synovus
Synovus is a financial services company with more than $30 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia. 
Synovus’ bank divisions provide 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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