United Community Banks, Inc.
May 24, 2017

United Community Banks, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga., May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) ("United"), reported that its Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of nine cents per common share.  The dividend is payable July 5, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 15, 2017.

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) is a registered bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia with $10.7 billion in assets.  The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the southeast region's largest full-service banks, operating 134 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  The bank specializes in providing personalized community banking services to individuals, small businesses and middle-market companies.  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 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, Forbes included United among their list of the top 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 L. Harralson

Chief Financial Officer

(864) 240-6208

Jefferson_Harralson@ucbi.com

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