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March 08, 2013

Demere Appointed to SCBT Financial Corporation Board

Robert H Demere Jr has been appointed to SCBT Financial Corporation Board(COLUMBIA, SC – March 6, 2013) SCBT Financial Corporation announced that Robert H. Demere, Jr. has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to have Rob join our Board of Directors,” said Robert R. Hill, Jr., president and CEO of SCBT Financial Corporation. “His banking and business background is a tremendous asset to our company.”

Demere is president of Colonial Group, Inc., a petroleum marketing company in Savannah, Georgia and has been employed by Colonial since 1974. As president, he attained valuable experience in raising equity in the capital markets. Demere also worked as a stockbroker with Robinson-Humphrey Company.

“SCBT is fortunate to have someone with his knowledge and expertise join our board,” said Robert R. Horger, chairman of the board of SCBT Financial Corporation. “We look forward to working with him.”

An active member of the community, Demere is a member of the Rotary Club of Savannah, the World Presidents’ Organization, and is president of the Independent Fuel Terminals Owners Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Savannah Benevolent Association and is a past chairman of St. Joseph’s / Candler Health System. Demere has also served in the U.S. Special Forces Reserves and the Georgia Air National Guard.

A native of Savannah, Demere attended the University of Georgia. He and his wife Celeste currently reside in Savannah and are members of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

SCBT Financial Corporation, Columbia, South Carolina is a registered bank holding company incorporated under the laws of South Carolina. The company consists of SCBT, the Bank and the following divisions: NCBT, CBT, The Savannah Bank, and Minis & Co., Inc. Providing financial services for over 79 years, SCBT Financial Corporation operates 82 locations in 19 South Carolina counties, 10 North Georgia counties, 2 coastal Georgia counties and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. SCBT Financial Corporation has assets of approximately $5.1 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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