Dixon Woodward, United's regional president of South Carolina, said, "The opportunity to begin working with the talented bankers and loyal customer base at Horry County State Bank has proven this partnership will be a great fit for both HCSB and UCB. HCSB's reputation for maintaining the highest level of service standards mirrors that of United. Delivering comprehensive banking solutions coupled with community bank service standards will no doubt make this partnership a win for our bankers and, most importantly, our clients. We are thrilled to work with such a great team in such a great market."Horry County State Bank operates eight branches with $390 million in assets, $322 million in deposits and $233 million in loans. About United Community Banks, Inc. United Community Banks, Inc. is a bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia with $11.2 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 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. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, J.D. Power ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, Forbes magazine included United on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. 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:Jefferson Harralson Chief Financial Officer(706) 781-2265Jefferson_Harralson@ucbi.com