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Board completes leadership transition at third-largest Georgia bank

Eric Mandel
Board completes leadership transition at third-largest Georgia bank

The succession plan atop the third-largest Georgia-based bank is complete. United Community Banks Inc.'s (NASDAQ: UCBI) board of directors appointed CEO H. Lynn Harton as the Blairsville, Ga.-based bank's chairman. Thomas Richlovsky, the bank's lead independent director, said the appointment closes the book on an "ongoing management transition at United." "The Board is confident that Lynn, as Chairman and CEO, has the vision and leadership skills to assure that United continues its dedication to quality, profitability, and growth for the benefit of our shareholders, customers, employees, and the communities we serve,” Richlovsky said in a news release.