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November 17, 2011

SCBT Partners to Provide Housing Rehabilitation

ORANGEBURG, SC  - South Carolina Bank and Trust has partnered with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and Lighthouse Learning Center in Orangeburg to provide housing rehabilitation services to low and moderate income recipients.
 
The funding is in the form of a grant – the AHP Set Aside Program – sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and includes two types of rehabilitation: Energy Efficiency/Weatherization, and Accessibility Rehabilitation.
 
According to Rodney James, executive director of Lighthouse Learning Center, “We are grateful to be able to provide services like this to the community. Serving those in need is part of our God given mission. It gives us great pleasure to partner with South Carolina Bank and Trust and the Federal Home Loan Bank out of Atlanta as we collaborate and join forces to improve the quality of life for those we serve.”
 
Nate Barber, senior vice president of SCBT, concluded, “Reinvesting in our communities and making funds available to use for rehabilitation housing programs is just one more way we can help partner in progress with individuals and families. We are proud to be a member of this dynamic partnership with the FHLB of Atlanta and the Lighthouse Learning Center. Together we can continue to make a difference in the lives of the communities we serve.”
 

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 largest publicly traded bank headquartered in South Carolina; NCBT, a division of SCBT, N.A., Community Bank & Trust, a division of SCBT, N.A; and BankMeridian, a division of SCBT, N.A. Providing financial services for over 75 years, SCBT Financial Corporation operates 74 locations in 17 South Carolina counties, 10 northeast Georgia counties, and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. SCBT Financial Corporation has assets of approximately $3.9 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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