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January 23, 2012

SCBT Gears Up for Annual Souper Bowl of Caring

Columbia, SC – (January 20, 2012)  The Souper Bowl of Caring is now underway for the 7th annual campaign at SCBT. Bank branches statewide will collect funds between January 1st and February 29th.
 
The 2012 competition involves a new twist in that banking affiliates in three states will have teams competing – South Carolina Bank and Trust in South Carolina, North Carolina Bank and Trust in North Carolina, and Community Bank & Trust in Georgia. Each bank will select a charity that feeds hungry people in their local community and the branch that collects the most wins an additional $1,500 for their selected charity.
 
Souper Bowl of Caring is a national youth-led movement, more than 260,000 strong, that empowers young men and women to collect dollars and food for people in need and to volunteer in local communities. In recent years, more than $10 million has been collected annually to fight hunger and poverty.
 
“What makes the Souper Bowl of Caring a good fit for SCBT and its affiliated companies is that 100% of the funds raised are donated to charities in local communities,” said Mike Coggin, upstate regional president of SCBT. “This is another fine example of the dedication of our staff, our customers, and our friends in all the communities we call home. In the six years SCBT has participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring project, we have, collectively, raised $232,602. That makes us very proud. We’re expecting even bigger and better results this year.”
 
Collections began at bank branches in all three states on January 3, 2012. To make a donation or find out how you can help, please contact your local SCBT branch.
 
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., and Community Bank & Trust, a division of SCBT, N.A.  Providing financial services for over 77 years, SCBT Financial Corporation operates 68 locations in 16 South Carolina counties, 10 northeast Georgia counties, and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.  SCBT Financial Corporation has assets of approximately $4 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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