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December 21, 2010

SCBT Announces New Forest Drive Office

ribbon cuttingCOLUMBIA, SC - (December 13, 2010) SCBT held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Forest Drive office located at 4132 Forest Drive at 9:30 a.m. on December 13, 2010.
“We are excited to be in our new building and fulfill our commitment to provide full service banking to the Forest Acres community,” said John Leighton, branch manager SCBT Forest Drive. “The new facility has office space for our mortgage lenders and wealth management representatives, as well as drive thru lanes and a drive up ATM.”
“Since opening in 2006, we have grown from a small boutique bank to a full service operation to better serve our customers and the citizens of Forest Acres,” said Montague Laffitte, SCBT Columbia city executive. “Our new two-story facility allows plenty of room for growth as we continue our mission to serve the banking needs of the Midlands market place.”
Service at the new office will be provided by Leighton; Siega Disasa, assistant branch manager; Anna Mills, teller/financial service representative; Sara Troutman, teller; Leslie Francis, mortgage production manager, Kelly Ross, mortgage loan processors; and John Sturm, mortgage loan originator.
Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony are Leighton; Laffitte; Jack Goettee, SCBT southern banking group president; Forest Acres Mayor Frank Brunson; Stuart White, Columbia Chamber senior vice president sales and marketing; and Johnny Evans, C. F. Evans. The blessing of the building was delivered by Dr. Bradley D. Smith, senior pastor of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.
Souper Bowl of Caring CheckA donation of $500 was made to the Souper Bowl of Caring and was accepted by Tracy Bender, president and CEO.
SCBT Financial Corporation, Columbia, South Carolina is a registered bank holding company incorporated under the laws of South Carolina. The Company consists of SCBT, N.A., the second largest bank headquartered in South Carolina; SCBT of the Piedmont, a Division of SCBT, N.A.; NCBT, a Division of SCBT, N.A.; and Community Bank & Trust, a Division of SCBT, N.A.   Providing financial services for over 76 years, SCBT Financial Corporation operates 76 locations in 17 South Carolina counties, 10 North Georgia counties, and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.   Named in Forbes as one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2009, SCBT Financial Corporation has assets of approximately $3.6 billion and its stock is traded under the symbol SCBT in the NASDAQ Global Select Market. More information can be found at

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