Synovus Announces REACH Awards

April 11, 2013, Columbus, GA – Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, recently announced the recipients of its REACH Awards. REACH, which is Synovus’ community outreach program, stands for Recognizing and Encouraging an Atmosphere of Community and of Hope. The REACH Awards honor the volunteer efforts of individuals who participate in hands-on efforts that make a significant difference in the communities where they live and work.

The Synovus REACH Volunteers of the Year are Alice Womack, Private Client Relationship Manager at Synovus’ First Commercial Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, and Lewis Cline, Community Executive with Bank of North Georgia in Atlanta.

Womack was recognized for her work in the Birmingham community with The Service Guild, an organization dedicated to maximizing the potential of at-risk children dealing with developmental issues. She is also active in the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce and serves as the President-Elect of the Mountain Brook City School Foundation Board.

Cline’s nomination highlighted his 351 volunteer hours in 2012 with the Cherokee County, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Canton Downtown Development Authority, and numerous other civic organizations. He also volunteers on the chamber’s Workforce Development Committee, at the Cherokee Business Expo, and at career fairs for local schools.

“The team members receiving these awards demonstrate a selfless approach to helping others and advancing worthy causes in their communities,” said Kessel Stelling, Chairman and CEO of Synovus. “Alice and Lewis, like so many of our team members, go above and beyond in the way they give of themselves both in their everyday roles serving customers and supporting fellow team members, as well as in the extra time they donate to volunteer efforts. We are grateful for their gifts and talents and their willingness to share those so freely with others.”

During 2012, Synovus team members across the Southeast participated in more than 945 projects and contributed more than 16,000 hours of volunteer time.

About Synovus
Synovus is a financial services company with approximately $27 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia. Synovus’ divisions provide commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 29 locally branded divisions, 280 offices, and more than 400 ATMS in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Follow Synovus on twitter @synovusbank. Equal Housing Lender