April 19, 2017

United Community Bank is pleased to welcome Michele Roark to the team as a Vice President and Community Banking Sales and Service Manager responsible for organizing and optimizing both sales and service performance within Community Banking.

“We are happy to have Michele join the United team,” said Brent Williams, Director of Community Banking Sales and Service. “Michele is committed to improving people’s lives by delivering extraordinary service. Her strong work ethic and drive to provide financial stability for all customers are a perfect fit with United Community Bank.”

Roark has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, most recently with PNC Bank. She’s held a variety of positions throughout her career including branch manager, mortgage originator and business banker. Roark graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in business.  

“The greatest reward of all is helping a customer achieve their goals and knowing you provided the best services possible to make it happen,” said Roark. “I’m excited to be surrounded by team members at United that share my goals and passions. I am confident in United’s commitment to customer service. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share skills and knowledge that helped me be successful in banking.”

A native of Ohio, Roark enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. Whether it is watching one of her girls play or watching as a family, sports are to be expected. She looks forward to the day when she will be able to say she has seen every ballpark in Major League Baseball.

About United Community Bank

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 corporations. 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: In 2014, 2015 and 2016, J.D. Power 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.

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