Dixon Woodward, United's Regional President of Coastal South Carolina, said, "We have had the opportunity to begin working with Thomas and our other new Tidelands teammates over the past few months and are extremely encouraged and excited by what we have seen. The customers, employees and branch network are all top notch, and will fit very well into United's plans for growth in coastal South Carolina. The synergies between our teams are tremendous, and we believe will lead to a successful partnership both strategically and financially."Tidelands Bank operates seven branches with $464 million in assets, $413 million in deposits and $325 million in loans. About United Community Banks, Inc. United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) is a registered bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia, with $10.3 billion in assets. The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the Southeast region's largest full-service banks, operating 142 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 Banks is consistently recognized for its outstanding customer service by respected national research firms. In 2016, United Community Bank was ranked first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast by J.D. Power for the third consecutive year, 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 www.ucbi.com.
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