SOURCE: United Community Banks, Inc.

May 05, 2005 16:58 ET

United Community Banks, Inc. to Present at the 2005 Gulf South Bank Conference

BLAIRSVILLE, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 5, 2005 -- United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI), announced that they will participate in the 2005 Gulf South Bank Conference on May 9 through 11, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jimmy Tallent, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Community Banks, together with Rex Schuette, United's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present the company's business strategy and financial performance at 9:40 a.m. CT, on Wednesday, May 11.

The presentation will be web cast and can be accessed at the company's web site, www.ucbi.com, by choosing Investor Relations and Investor Presentations. People accessing the presentation through this web site should allow extra time to register and download any necessary software. The presentation, including slides, will be available on United Community Banks' web site for 12 months following the presentation.

About United Community Banks, Inc.

Headquartered in Blairsville, United Community Banks is the third-largest bank holding company in Georgia. United Community Banks has assets of $5.3 billion and operates 24 community banks with 85 banking offices located throughout north Georgia, metro Atlanta, coastal Georgia, western North Carolina and east Tennessee. The company specializes in providing personalized community banking services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses in its markets. United Community Banks also offers the convenience of 24-hour access to its services through a network of ATMs, telephone and on-line banking. United Community Banks common stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol UCBI. Additional information may be found at the company's web site, www.ucbi.com.

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