BLAIRSVILLE, Ga., April 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) ("United") announced that it will host its annual shareholders' meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at The Ridges Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.

United's management will review and discuss the company's performance, current operating environment and conduct a formal business meeting.  United's shareholders of record at the close of business March 12, 2016, will receive notice of the annual meeting.

Proxy materials related to the annual meeting, including United's 2016 Proxy Statement, 2015 Annual Report and 2015 Form 10-K, are available online at  E-mail or paper copies of the materials will be provided free of charge by requesting such copies online or by contacting the company direct.

About United Community Banks, Inc.United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) is a registered bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia with $9.6 billion in assets.  The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the Southeast region's largest full-service banks, operating in 134 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  The bank specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and corporations.  Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, advisory and treasury management.  In 2014 and 2015, United Community Bank was ranked first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast by J.D. Power and again in 2016 was ranked among the top 100 on the Forbes list of America's Best Banks.  Additional information about the company and the bank's full range of products and services can be found at
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