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For immediate release: Jan. 11, 2006

ATLANTA FED REAPPOINTS GREEN TO FEDERAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Fred L. Green III, vice chairman of Synovus Financial Corp., was reappointed to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ Federal Advisory Council. His term began Jan. 1, 2006, and ends Dec. 31, 2006.

Green joined Synovus in 1995 when Synovus acquired the National Bank of South Carolina (NBSC). He served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of NBSC for six years prior to being named to his current position in 2003. He is responsible for the management of all banking and mortgage activities for the Synovus family of companies.

Currently Green serves on the boards of the University of South Carolina Business Partnership Foundation and the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation. He is a past board member of the South Carolina Bankers Association, the Palmetto Business Forum and South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and also served as its Federal Advisory Council representative.

Green received his bachelor’s degree in finance and M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina.

The Federal Advisory Council (FAC) is composed of twelve representatives of the banking industry. The FAC meets several times a year to consult with and advise the Board on all matters within the Board’s jurisdiction. Each Reserve Bank chooses one FAC member to represent its District, and the members elect their own officers.