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Atkins Named Senior Vice President,Product Director
February 19, 2007, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company, recently announced the promotion of Donna Atkins to the position of Senior Vice President, Product Director. In her expanded role, Atkins will direct product development and product management, including analyzing and implementing new products to align with and meet corporate goals.

“Donna’s 20 years of experience in financial services and proven leadership abilities make her the right choice for directing this talented team,” said Leila Carr, Synovus’ Chief Retail Officer. “Our success in the marketplace is directly linked to our ability to create innovative products that meet the needs of current and future customers.”

Atkins began her career with Synovus in June 2003 as Senior Manager of Product Development. She previously served as Vice President of Direct Access for Riggs National Bank in Washington, D.C.

Atkins received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Connecticut State College and her Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Graduate School of Banking. She also completed the Executive Management Program at Yale University.

 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 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.  FORTUNE magazine has named Synovus one of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, and has recognized Synovus 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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