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Synovus Names J. Mike Davis President and CEO of First Community Bank

April 19, 2011, Columbus, GA,– Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE - “SNV”), the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, today announced the selection of J. Mike Davis as President and  Chief Executive Officer of First Community Bank in Tifton, Georgia. Davis succeeds John “Butch” Davis, who will retire after 43 years of service. Butch Davis will continue as a local bank division director of First Community Bank.

“Mike is a proven leader, experienced banker and third generation executive leader of this team. We are pleased to have someone with his market knowledge ready to take on this new role to guide the talented First Community team as they continue to deliver personal service and exceptional products and services to our customers,” said Roy Dallis “D” Copeland Jr., Synovus’ Chief Banking Officer. “Butch has been an integral part of the bank’s growth in the Tifton market, and he has been a wonderful ambassador in the community. His loyalty, dedication and commitment to his team and his customers will be missed. We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

Mike Davis’ career with Synovus began in 1998, and he has worked in both the retail and commercial banking areas, most recently as the Senior Manager of Commercial Banking for First Community Bank. Before coming to Synovus, he worked for Colony Bank in Sylvester, Georgia. He is a native of Tifton, Georgia, and is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin College, Georgia Southwestern State University and the University of Georgia School of Banking. His community involvement includes serving as a member of the Tifton Sertoma Club, Executive Board Member of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of the Moultrie Technical College Foundation Board.


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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