Synovus Here Matters Bottled Water Drive Delivers More than 200,000 Bottles

COLUMBUS, Ga., JUNE 20, 2016 – Synovus team members collected more than 204,000 bottles of water during the company’s Here Matters Bottled Water Drive June 6-10. More than 40 community organizations have begun receiving bottled water shipments.

Team members at all 28 of Synovus’ locally-branded banks and all corporate departments collected bottled water, which will be distributed to communities throughout Synovus’ five-state footprint. Synovus recently launched Here Matters to focus company and team member outreach efforts on three areas of local community service: education, needs-based opportunities, and health and wellness.

Community organizations receiving bottled water include Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way, and American Red Cross organizations across the footprint; Children’s Hospital of Georgia/Camp Rainbow; Autism Pensacola; Meals on Wheels; Carolina Youth Development Center; and Ronald McDonald House. All organizations were selected by team members in Synovus’ local markets.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $29 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 253 branches, and 335 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.