Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of $130 million of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series C. Synovus intends to use the net proceeds from the offering together with the proceeds of its recently announced $185 million common stock offering and internally available funds (including a $680 million dividend from its wholly owned subsidiary, Synovus Bank) to fund the redemption of all 967,870 shares of its Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, issued to the U.S. Treasury through the Capital Purchase Program established under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”), for an aggregate purchase price of $967.87 million. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is serving as sole book-running manager of the offering. Synovus is conducting the offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Before making an investment, potential investors should first read the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, the registration statement and the other documents that Synovus has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the offering. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus can be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling 866-803-9204. Investors may obtain these documents free of charge by visiting the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. About Synovus Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company with approximately $27 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia. Synovus Financial Corp. provides commercial and retail banking, investment and mortgage services to customers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.