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Synovus Named One of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For in America"
Also make Forbes "Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies"

January 8, 2007, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company, today announced it has been named No. 98 on FORTUNE magazine’s 10th annual listing of “The 100 Best Companies To Work For in America.” Synovus has been named to the FORTUNE list for the past 10 years, and was inducted into its “Hall of Fame” in 2005, which recognizes companies that have been on the list each year since its inception in 1998.

This year’s list of “The 100 Best Companies To Work For in America” and related stories will appear in the January 22, 2007 issue of FORTUNE, and at

Synovus was also recently named to Forbes magazine’s “Platinum 400 List of America’s Best Big Companies.” Forbes’ list recognizes companies that have outperformed the stock market over the last 12 months.  This is the ninth year that Synovus has been named to this list, which is featured in the January 8, 2007 issue of Forbes.

About  Synovus
Synovus (NYSE: SNV) is a diversified financial services holding company with more than $31 billion in assets based in Columbus, GA.  Synovus provides integrated financial services including banking, financial management, insurance, mortgage and leasing services through 40 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 In 2005, Synovus also appeared on “America’s Most Admired Companies” list.  See Synovus on the web at

Greg Hudgison
Title: Media and Public Relations Manager
Phone: (706) 644-0528