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Woolbright Named to “Innovators 2007” by Bank Technology News
November 12, 2007, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, recently announced that John Woolbright, Chief Technology Officer, was named to the Bank Technology News list of “Innovators 2007.” Woolbright appears at number 10 on the magazine’s list of the top 25 financial services technology leaders.

Woolbright was recognized for Synovus’ implementation of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), which focuses on adapting technology to support business processes. The use of SOA by Synovus has increased the speed of delivering new technology to the front line and to customers in a more cost effective manner than before.

“Under John’s leadership, our team focuses on collaborating with our business partners to develop shared goals and processes that improve the technology experience for our internal and external customers,” said Jeff Kennedy, Senior Director of Technology for Synovus.  “John has great technology vision.  He shares his vision and knowledge to help grow his team’s effectiveness in the adoption of new technology.  We are very proud of John and pleased to see him earn this recognition.”    

The annual ranking spotlights 25 individuals and companies who execute well-conceived technology strategies to differentiate their financial institutions from its competitors in the minds of customers and investors. The profiles of the top 25 innovators 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

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