Synovus “Over and Under” Drive Collects More than 10,000 Items

COLUMBUS, Ga., NOV. 14, 2016 – Synovus team members collected 10,100 items during the company’s “Over and Under” drive in the month of October. Team members at all 28 of Synovus’ locally-branded banks and all support teams collected new and gently-used “over” items — coats, jackets, blankets, and umbrellas — and new undergarments for adults and children.

More than 70 community organizations across Synovus’ five-state footprint will receive the items, including Waterfront Rescue Mission, Pensacola; Morning Star Children’s Home, Brunswick; Wings of Grace, Tuscaloosa; Palmetto Community Action Partnership, Charleston; Nashville Rescue Mission, Nashville; and Sara Spano Clothing Bank, Columbus.

“Over and Under” was Synovus’ second 2016 company-wide outreach event under its new Here Matters community giving program. The company launched Here Matters earlier this year to support three primary areas of local community service: education, needs-based opportunities, and health and wellness. The first 2016 Here Matters project, a bottled water drive, collected more than 200,000 bottles for 40 community organizations.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $30 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 250 branches, and 332 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 2016 and 2015, and was named “Best Regional Bank, Southeast” by MONEY Magazine for 2016-17. Synovus is on the web at synovus.com, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at http://linkedin.com/company/synovus.