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April 22, 2011

SCBT partners with Colleton County Economic Alliance, Inc.

SCBT Colleton CountyLee Petrolawicz, SCBT Colleton County executive, announced a partnership with Colleton County Economic Alliance, Inc. on construction of the new workforce training center.

“SCBT’s gift to Colleton County will help furnish the Quick Jobs training Center with the equipment needed to train our neighbors with the skills required for today’s highest paying jobs,” said Petrolawicz. “We believe in Colleton County and we believe in
helping our neighbors. We are thankful to be a partner with the community on this
worthwhile project.”

The new 23,000 square foot training center, which is currently under construction, is a
critical part of the Alliance’s economic development program.

“Having a location in Colleton County whereby our adult workforce can gain relevant
certified skills to assist their employability and a facility which will make Colleton County
much more competitive is critical as we move forward,” said Heyward L. Horton,
executive director, Colleton County Economic Alliance, Inc. “This center is essential to
the future economic development success of our county.”

The $2,500 donation from SCBT will be used to furnish four classrooms, four training
rooms and a small auditorium in the new Quick Jobs Training Center. Each graduating
student will receive a nationally recognized industry specific certificate which will qualify
him/her to work in today’s skilled workforce.

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 for more than 60 months,
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 www.SCBTonline.com.

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