United Community Banks, Inc.
UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC (Form: 4, Received: 04/03/2017 14:26:55)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

BRADSHAW RICHARD
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC [ UCBI ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
PRESIDENT, SPECIALIZED LENDING
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC., PO BOX 398
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

3/31/2017
(Street)

BLAIRSVILLE, GA 30514
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   3/31/2017     F    2663   (1) D $27.69   18499   (2) D  
 
Common Stock (RSUs)                  12875   (2) D  
 
Common Stock Issuable                  3743.611   D  
 
Common Stock (PSUs)                  1250   D  
 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Represents shares of United Community Banks, Inc. common stock withheld to satisfy tax obligations upon vesting of Restricted Stock Units ("RSUs").
( 2)  Reflects reclassification of RSUs into United Community Banks, Inc. common stock upon vesting.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
BRADSHAW RICHARD
C/O UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC.
PO BOX 398
BLAIRSVILLE, GA 30514


PRESIDENT, SPECIALIZED LENDING

Signatures
Lois J. Rich as Attorney in Fact 4/3/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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          POWER OF ATTORNEY BY RICHARD W. BRADSHAW (Insider)







     KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY CONSTITUTES AND

APPOINTS (A) REX S. SCHUETTE; B) LOIS J. RICH; AND (C) LORRAINE G. MCKAY,

SIGNING SINGLY, THE UNDERSIGNED'S TRUE AND LAWFUL ATTORNEY-IN-FACT TO:



     (1)   Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the

         undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director

         of United Community Banks, Inc. (the "Company"),

         Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a)

         of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules

         thereunder;



     (2)   Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of

         the undersigned which may be necessary or desirable

         to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4, or 5,

         complete and execute any amendment or amendments

         thereto, and timely file such form with the United

         States Securities and Exchange Commission and any

         stock exchange or similar authority; and



     (3)   Take any other action of any type whatsoever in

         connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion

         of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in

         the best interest of, or legally required by, the

         undersigned, it being understood that the documents

         executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the

         undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall

         be in such form and shall contain such terms and

         conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in

         such attorney-in-fact's discretion.



     The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and

authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,

necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers

herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might

or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revo-

cation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or

such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause

to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers

herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-

in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are

not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's

responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of

1934.



     This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the

undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to

the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the

Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing de-

livered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.





     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, THE UNDERSIGNED HAS CAUSED THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY

TO BE EXECUTED AS OF THIS 19TH DAY OF MAY 2015.





/s/ RICHARD W. BRADSHAW

Signature



RICHARD W. BRADSHAW

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