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May 18, 2012

The Peoples National Bank Getting a New Look

(EASLEY, SC)   On Monday, May 21st, The Peoples National Bank customers will see a new look when they visit the branch.  Over the weekend, The Peoples National Bank (PNB) signs will change to South Carolina Bank and Trust (SCBT) as a result of the merger which was completed on April 24, 2012.  

Peoples National Bank sign“As part of the process of changing our logo, customers will receive new debit cards and checks, but there is one thing that won’t change – that’s the great service.” said Andy Westbrook, SCBT regional president.  “In addition to the new name, our customers can now enjoy the convenience of more locations with a statewide banking network.”

PNB’s 5 locations in Easley, Pickens, Greenville and Powdersville will unveil their new signage on Saturday, May 18th as signs begin to change.  All branches will open on Monday, May 21st as branches of SCBT.    

SCBT has a network of 53 full-service locations in 19 South Carolina counties throughout the state.  In addition to the general banking services which include checking, savings, mortgage, business services and wealth management, SCBT will also offer trust services through its Wealth Management Group.    

new SCBT sign“The signage change makes it easier for our customers to identify our statewide branch network and allows us to continue to build the SCBT brand,” said Greg Lapointe, upstate banking group president.  “We want to make it as convenient as possible to bank with us along the I-85 corridor and we are delighted to have The Peoples National Bank employees join our team.”

The merger with PNB is SCBT’s first presence in this area of the Upstate.  Founded in 1933, SCBT was started in the midst of the Great Depression and starting in this turbulent economic environment gave SCBT a great foundation to thrive in the current economic downturn.  When it comes to customers, the principles of providing fast, friendly and accurate service, and building deep and lasting relationships has always been the primary focus.  The Peoples National Bank had a very similar mission, which made the cultures of the two companies a perfect fit.  

“Basically, the change for customers is minimal.  In most cases, it is as simple as a new product name or a new look for their debit card,” said Westbrook.    

During the upcoming weeks, the former PNB branches will be hosting customer appreciation days to celebrate their new name.  Please visit or contact your local office for specific dates and times.  

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 78 years, SCBT Financial Corporation operates 76 locations in 19 South Carolina counties, 10 northeast Georgia counties, and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.  SCBT Financial Corporation has assets of approximately $4.5 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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