United Community Banks (UCBI) in Blairsville, Ga., said it expects to report earnings of $14 million to $15 million for the first quarter.

The $7 billion-asset company made the disclosure as part of a prospectus supplement filed Tuesday to sell up to 640,000 shares of common stock as part of a limited at-the-market offering. The earnings would translate into 24 cents to 25 cents a share. United Community earned $13 million in the fourth quarter and $8.7 million in the first quarter of 2013.

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