PALMETTO BANCSHARES, INC. INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces The Investigation Of Palmetto Bancshares, Inc. Over The Proposed Sale Of The Company To United Community Banks, Inc.

Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Palmetto Bancshares, Inc. ("Palmetto" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:PLMT) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the Company to United Community Banks, Inc. ("United Community Banks") (NASDAQ: UCBI) for approximately $248.3 million in a cash or stock transaction. The Company's stockholders will elect to receive either $19.25 in cash, 0.97 shares of United Community Bank, or a combination of both cash and stock for each share of Palmetto's common stock they own.

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The investigation focuses on whether Palmetto's Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to the Company's stockholders by failing to conduct a fair sales process and whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of Palmetto's shareholders.

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If you own common stock in Palmetto and wish to obtain additional information and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at www.faruqilaw.com/PLMT or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail at jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330.

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