Shaver and Wilkins are community leaders as well. For two years Shaver devoted himself to forensic accounting and crisis management for his church in the office of the finance manager. Wilkins has previously received the Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures, chaired both the Southern Legislative Conference and the National Speakers' Conference and received the State of South Carolina's highest honor, the Order of the Palmetto.About United Community Banks, Inc.United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) is a registered bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia, with $10.4 billion in assets. The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the Southeast region's largest full-service banks, operating 140 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. In 2016, United Community Bank was ranked first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast by J.D. Power for the third consecutive year, and 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.
For more information:Rex S. SchuetteChief Financial Officer (706) 781-2266Rex_Schuette@ucbi.com