Synovus Named One of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Best Places to Work

COLUMBUS, GA., JULY 1, 2016 — Georgia Trend named Synovus one of 17 “Best Places to Work In Georgia” in the magazine’s 2016 ranking of the state’s top employers. Synovus’ entry included all 14 locally-branded Georgia bank divisions, as well as the company’s specialty lines and support functions. The “Best Places to Work” list, based on a survey process conducted by Best Companies Group, is featured in the July issue of the magazine.

“Banking is fundamentally a relationship-based business, and we believe there is a strong and direct correlation between the relationship a company has with team members and the way it serves customers,” said Kessel D. Stelling, chairman and CEO of Synovus. “So it is an honor — and a genuine sign of strength — to be included on a list based on team member feedback. Synovus’ service-focused culture has sustained the company for more than a century, and we think it’s a competitive advantage in an industry that is changing as fast as banking.”

Georgia Trend’s “Best Places to Work” identifies and honors the employers in Georgia who benefit the region's economy, workforce, and businesses. Companies from across the state participated in a two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work. The first part, which was weighted approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation, evaluated each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part, weighted approximately 75 percent of the evaluation, was an employee survey measuring employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Georgia, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

Synovus’ Athens-based AFB&T was included in the 2015 “Best Places to Work” list, and other Synovus bank divisions have been included in previous “Best Places to Work” lists. Synovus was also on Georgia Trend’s inaugural “Best Places to Work” list in 2006.

Additional information on “Best Places to Work in Georgia” is available at www.BestPlacesToWorkGA.com.

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 and 2016. Synovus is on the web at synovus.com, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at http://linkedin.com/company/synovus