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Section 1: DEFA14A (DEFA 14A)

DEFA 14A

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

(Rule 14a-101)

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROXY STATEMENT

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on April 26, 2018.

 

 

 

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   SYNOVUS FINANCIAL CORP.    

 

Meeting Information

 

   
      

Meeting Type:              Annual Meeting

 

   
      

For holders as of:         February 22, 2018

 

   
      

Date:  April 26, 2018                     Time:  10:00 a.m.

 

   
  

SYNOVUS FINANCIAL CORP.

POST OFFICE BOX 120

COLUMBUS, GA 31902-0120

    Location:  

Blanchard Hall

Synovus Bank

1144 Broadway

Columbus, Georgia 31901

 

   
      

 

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above.

 

 
      

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

 

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

 

 
      

 

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—  Before You Vote   —

How to Access the Proxy Materials

 

 

 

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NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT        2017 ANNUAL REPORT        VOTING INSTRUCTIONS

 

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                           Voting Items                                   
 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals:

 

        
 

1.   To elect the following 14 nominees as directors:

   2.            To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Synovus’ named executive officers as determined by the Compensation Committee.
 

 

 1A.  Catherine A. Allen

        
 

 

 1B.   Tim E. Bentsen

     

 

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To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as Synovus’ independent auditor for the year 2018.

 

 

 1C.   F. Dixon Brooke, Jr.

          
 

 

 1D.  Stephen T. Butler

 

 1E.   Elizabeth W. Camp

 

 1F.   Diana M. Murphy

 

 1G.  Jerry W. Nix

 

 1H.  Harris Pastides

 

 1I.  Joseph J. Prochaska, Jr.

 

 1J.  John L. Stallworth

 

 1K.  Kessel D. Stelling

 

 1L.   Melvin T. Stith

 

 1M.  Barry L. Storey

 

 1N.  Philip W. Tomlinson

 

          
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