Kamensky Named to Operation HOPE Southeastern Board of Directors

COLUMBUS, GA., APRIL 1, 2015 – Synovus today announced that Operation HOPE has selected Allan E. Kamensky, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Synovus, to serve on its Southeastern Board of Directors. Operation HOPE is a non-profit organization focused on providing financial literacy and investment opportunities to advance the economic development and quality of life in low and moderate income communities. Synovus will also participate in the HOPE Inside program, which provides a range of free credit counseling services, from bank branch locations.

“Our company has a long legacy of serving others and investing in the economic betterment of individuals, businesses, and communities, so I am excited about joining the Operation HOPE board and also about our partnership with this organization,” said Kamensky. “Through the HOPE Inside program, we look forward to the positive impact we can have on improving the financial education and growth opportunities for individuals and families in our communities.”

"Operation HOPE is pleased to have Allan on our board and to have Synovus as a member of the extended HOPE family. Furthermore, we are thrilled to see Synovus – a leading financial institution – as a new important partner on the ground, investing in a new HOPE Inside location in Columbus, Georgia,” added John Hope Bryant, Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE.

Since its inception in 1992, Operation HOPE, a global nonprofit focused on financial dignity, has empowered more than 2.2 million individuals and directed more than $1.5 billion in private capital to America's low-wealth communities. It has recruited a growing army of 20,000 HOPE Corps volunteers, and helped raise average credit scores for financial case management clients more than 120 points over an average 18-month period. It currently serves more than 300 U.S. cities, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and most recently, the United Arab Emirates. Its effort to empower underserved communities is a “silver rights” mission to make free enterprise work for everyone. For more information, see operationhope.org.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia with approximately $27 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 341 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.