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Shefali Patel Joins United Community Bank

June 19, 2020

 United Community Bank is pleased to welcome Shefali Patel to its growing Metro Atlanta team. As Senior Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager, Patel will focus on multiplying United’s presence in the metropolitan area through the management and development of a robust commercial portfolio. 

“Shefali’s knowledge of banking and the central business community make her a great addition to the team,” said Sharon Thompson, President of Central Atlanta for United Community Bank. “With a strong presence on the East and West sides of Atlanta, expansion into the heart of the city is one of our main focus areas. We are cultivating a strong team of bankers to help us achieve this goal and could not be more pleased to welcome Shefali.” 

Patel comes to United with nearly two decades of banking experience. In her previous role, she was responsible for developing banking relationships with companies that held $3 to $100 million in revenues. Her specialties include SBA 7(A) and 504 loans, C&I loans, equipment loans, asset-based lending, financing for medical practices, express loan programs, and lines and loans for operating companies. 

“I am excited to join United Community Bank and continue to serve clients in Atlanta,” said Patel. “As a banker, I enjoy working with and meeting people from all walks of life. Helping my clients achieve their financial goals brings me joy and I am honored to now do so with a bank that prioritizes the customer experience.” 

Born and raised in India, Patel has lived in Atlanta since the early 2000’s. She is a graduate of Wayne State University and a commercial credit training program. She and her husband Jay have one son, Neil. 

About United Community Banks, Inc. 

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) is a bank holding company headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia, with executive offices in Greenville, South Carolina. United is one of the southeast region’s largest full-service financial institutions with $13.1 billion in assets, and 149 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. It operates principally through United Community Bank, its bank subsidiary, which specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and 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 five of the past six years, J.D. Power has ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2019, Forbes magazine included United in its inaugural list of the World’s Best Banks, and in 2020, recognized United for the seventh consecutive year on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. United Community Bank also received the 2019 Greenwich Excellence Award for overall satisfaction in Middle Market Banking in the South and Small Business Banking Excellence Awards for both overall satisfaction and cash management in the South. Additional information about UCBI and the Bank can be found at 

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