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Synovus Trust Names Hardin and Neumann as Executive Vice Presidents

September 4, 2007, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company, recently announced the promotions of Michael E. Hardin and Richard Neumann to Executive Vice Presidents of Synovus Trust Company.

Hardin’s new responsibilities include directing the Institutional Trust area, which provides retirement planning and investment management services for businesses and non-profit clients throughout the Synovus footprint. Hardin joined Synovus Trust Company in 1997 and is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics from Mercer University and is a Certified Financial Planner.

With 25 years of trust experience, Neumann will continue to lead the Personal Trust division, which offers fiduciary and asset management services to customers through 18 offices around the Southeast.  Neumann began leading this area in 1998, when he joined Synovus. Neumann received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Alabama. He is also a graduate of the Southern Trust School of Birmingham Southern College and the Bank Marketing Association’s School of Trust Marketing and Sales at the University of Colorado.

 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 39 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

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