BLAIRSVILLE, Ga., Nov. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Community Banks, Inc. (Nasdaq:UCBI), announced that it will participate in the East Coast Financial Services Conference sponsored by Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. on Thursday, November 17, 2016 (ET) in Naples, Florida.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Tallent will present the company's business strategy and financial performance in one-on-one sessions and will be joined by President and Chief Operating Officer Lynn Harton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Rex Schuette, and Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Rob Edwards.

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 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.  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 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

For more information:Rex S. SchuetteChief Financial Officer(706)

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