United Community Bank Office in Charleston Honored as Sales and Service Champion

Charleston, S.C.—February 13, 2018—United Community Bank is pleased to announce the Orleans Road branch in Charleston has been named a Sales and Service Champion for the fourth quarter of 2017. United recognized employees and teams who exhibited exceptional sales and service excellence throughout the fourth quarter.

Dixon Woodward, Regional President for United Community Bank – South Carolina, presented the award to branch manager Ashley Shuler. Woodward praised the team for their ability to meet – and master - challenges that led them to their second win.

The bank’s top branch teams were recognized for their superior customer service, productivity and growth performance in the quarter. In recognition of the honor, the Orleans Road team received a complimentary lunch, a framed certificate, lapel pins and a trophy that will be displayed in the branch. The team was recognized at a Sales and Service Award luncheon in Greenville, S.C. on January 25.

“Customer service is exemplified by our team every day. It is in our DNA and is what built this company,” said Jimmy Tallent, Chairman of United Community Bank. “In our business, it is difficult to differentiate on price or product, because those can be duplicated. But the strong customer service culture – that comes from the heart - cannot be copied. At United, customer service is not a department, it’s the company. We believe our customer is most important. I’m pleased to honor the teams that have excelled in delivering this service.”

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) is a bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia with $11.9 billion in assets. The company’s banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the southeast region’s largest full-service banks, operating 156 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. For the last four years, J.D. Power has ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year, Forbes magazine included United on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. Additional information about the company and the banks full range of products and services can be found at www.ucbi.com.