Synovus Appoints Santosh Kokate as Chief Technology Officer and Amyn Tajani as Chief Digital Officer

NOVEMBER 24, 2015, COLUMBUS, GA – Synovus Financial (NYSE:SNV) announced the promotion of Santosh Kokate to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Amyn Tajani to Chief Digital Officer (CDO), effective immediately.

Kokate has held a number of positions in information technology (IT) since joining Synovus in 2006, including having responsibility for implementation of several strategic IT initatives. In his new role as CTO, Kokate is responsible for enterprise architecture, middleware, data integration, and technology infrastructure.

Tajani joined Synovus in 2013, and has provided leadership for the ATM refresh and deposit automation program, Synovus mobile banking upgrade and mobile deposit, the commercial portal update for business customers, and enhanced consumer payments and bill pay in online and mobile banking. As CDO, Tajani is responsible for technologies supporting Synovus’ commercial and retail e-channel products, treasury management services, and ATM network.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $28 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 336 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synovus, was recognized as one of America's Most Reputable Banks by American Banker and the Reputation Institute in 2015. Synovus is on the web at synovus.com, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at http://linkedin.com/company/synovus.