BLAIRSVILLE, Ga., April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Community Banks, Inc. (Nasdaq:UCBI), announced that it will present at the 2016 Gulf South Bank Conference sponsored by Hancock Holding Company on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:40 a.m. (CT).

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Tallent will present the company's business strategy and financial performance and will be joined by President and Chief Operating Officer Lynn Harton and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Rex Schuette.

The web-cast presentation can be accessed within the Investor Relations section of the company's website,, by choosing Events & Presentations.  Those accessing the presentation through this website should allow extra time to register and download any necessary software.  The presentation, including slides, will be available on United's website for ninety days following the presentation.  

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 135 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  The bank specializes in providing personalized community banking services to individuals, small businesses and corporations.  Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, advisory and treasury management.  United Community Bank is consistently recognized for its outstanding customer service by respected national research firms.  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 Forbes' list of America's Best Bank.  Additional information about the company and the bank's full range of products and services can be found at
For more information:	Rex S. Schuette  		Chief Financial

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