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Synovus Honored by Diversity Journal Magazine
November 1, 2007, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company has been recognized by Diversity Journal magazine for its leadership philosophy of instructing, guiding and inspiring others to succeed.  The publication also honored Synovus Vice Chairman and Chief People Officer Elizabeth “Lee Lee” James as one of its “Women Worth Watching in 2008” for her commitment to serving others and making them successful.

In her magazine profile, James said, “Everyone is a potential leader, whether through leading people, leading thought or leading projects.” She concluded, “Leadership requires an honest look at yourself to determine if you are enabling others to develop the skills, abilities and confidence to become great leaders themselves.” 

Diversity Journal magazine pays tribute to the companies and individuals who create an environment for minorities to succeed and rise to their full potential. The full profiles are also available on the magazine’s website at

About Synovus

Synovus (NYSE: “SNV”) is a financial services holding company with $34 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, as well as investment services, to customers through 37 banks, 440 ATMs, 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.  The company focuses on its unique decentralized customer delivery model, position in high-growth Southeast markets and commitment to being a great place to work to ensure the delivery of unparalleled customer experiences. 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

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