SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
December 12, 2018
Date of Report
(Date of earliest event reported)
Synovus Financial Corp.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1111 Bay Avenue, Suite 500, Columbus, Georgia 31901
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 12, 2018, the Board of Directors of Synovus Financial Corp. (the “Company”) appointed Kevin S. Blair as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Blair will lead the Company’s three front-line business units (community banking, wholesale banking and financial management services) as well as the Company’s technology and operations team and the product and treasury management team. Mr. Blair will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis until his successor is named.
Mr. Blair, age 47, joined the Company in August 2016 as Chief Financial Officer after more than 20 years in the commercial banking industry, most recently serving as Corporate Treasurer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., a financial services organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Blair holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Economics from James Madison University and a MBA from George Washington University with a concentration in Financial Management.
The Company issued a press release on December 12, 2018, announcing Mr. Blair’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer, among other things. A copy of that press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
SYNOVUS FINANCIAL CORP.
Date: December 12, 2018
By: /s/ Allan E. Kamensky
Name: Allan E. Kamensky
Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel