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Synovus Improves Ranking on ABA Banking Journal List of “Banking’s Top Performers”
Columbus, GA, May 22, 2007 – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company, has moved up the list of “Banking’s Top Performers” ranking by ABA Banking Journal magazine. Synovus appears on the list at number 19 in the magazine’sMay 2007 issue, up from number 25 in 2006.

The annual performance ranking takes 153 public banks, thrifts, and holding companies, and 51 private institutions with assets over $3 billion and scores them based on return on equity for 2006.  Synovus reported an 18.31 percent return on average equity last year.

 About Synovus

Synovus (NYSE: SNV) is a diversified financial services holding company with more than $32 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.  In 2005, Synovus also appeared on “America’s Most Admired Companies” list.  See Synovus on the web at

Greg Hudgison
Company: Synovus
Title: Manager of External Communications
Phone: (706) 644-0528