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United Community Bank Team to Honor Veterans Day through Day of Service

November 10, 2021
GREENVILLE, S.C. – November 10, 2021 – United Community Bank employees are celebrating America’s veterans through acts of kindness and service throughout the week of November 8, leading up to the official U.S. holiday on November 11. Team members are encouraged to take part in activities in their own communities to show appreciation for the freedoms and liberties provided by the men and women who have bravely worn the U.S. uniform. These activities include organizing collection drives for organizations that provide shelter for homeless vets, assembling and delivering care packages for veterans, military spouses and families, and writing thank you cards to veterans.

“As a nearly 21-year veteran of active U.S. Air Force and Naval Reserve Intelligence, it’s incredibly important to me that our team takes time to not only reflect on the contributions of our veterans but has the opportunity to express appreciation for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good,” said Rich Bradshaw, President and Chief Banking Officer for United Community Bank. “I am proud to have served our country and have immense respect for all those who have made the same choice.”

The company will also be making donations to local organizations serving veterans. One example is a recent $5,000 gift made to support efforts to establish a Fisher House near William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C. Fisher House builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. An additional $25,000 will be distributed to organizations throughout the footprint that benefit veterans or their families, such as local chapters of the Wounded Warrior Project.
United Community Bank consistently supports veterans and their families, both through community involvement and as a banking partner. The bank has specific programs designed to support veteran small business owners and borrowers.

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. At September 30, 2021, United had $19.5 billion in assets and 171 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. Through its October 1, 2021 acquisition of Aquesta and its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Aquesta Bank, United added $754 million in assets and nine banking offices in high growth markets in North Carolina. In 2021, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the Southeast, marking seven out of the last eight years United earned the coveted award. United was also named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2020 for the fourth year in a row based on employee satisfaction. Forbes included United in its inaugural list of the World’s Best Banks in 2019 and again in 2020. Forbes also recognized United on its 2021 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the eighth consecutive year. United also received five Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2020 for excellence in Small Business Banking, including a national award for Overall Satisfaction. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.