United Community Banks, Inc. Announces Annual Meeting of Shareholders

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga., April 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Community Banks, Inc. (Nasdaq:UCBI) announced that it will host its annual shareholders' meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at The Ridges Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.

United's management will review and discuss the company's performance and current operating environment. United also will conduct a formal business meeting. United Community Banks' shareholders of record at the close of business March 14, 2015, will receive notice of the annual meeting.

Proxy materials to include United's 2015 Proxy Statement, 2014 Annual Report, and 2014 Form 10-K are available on-line at www.cstproxy.com/ucbi/2015, and will remain for a period of one year. E-mail or paper copies can be requested on-line or by contacting the company direct, free of charge.

About United Community Banks, Inc.

United Community Banks, Inc. is a bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia, with $7.6 billion in assets. The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the Southeast's largest full-service banks, operating 103 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The bank specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and corporations. A full range of consumer and commercial banking services includes mortgage, advisory, treasury management and other products. In 2014, United Community Bank was ranked first in customer satisfaction in the southeast by J.D. Power and in 2015 was ranked fourteenth 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.

CONTACT: Rex S. Schuette Chief Financial Officer 706-781-2265 rex_schuette@ucbi.com

Source:United Community Banks, Inc.