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October 15, 2013

SCBT Donates Recycled Computers to Seven Oaks Elementary

SCBT donations computers to Seven Oaks Elementary School(Columbia, SC – October 9, 2013) South Carolina Bank and Trust (SCBT) will donate computers, monitors, and keyboards to Seven Oaks Elementary School, supporting an educational initiative undertaken by Ashland United Methodist Church.

“Seven Oaks Elementary School is the largest Title One School in our district, with 70% of their students from economically disadvantaged families. They offer an after school program with additional academic instruction and individual tutoring to students, but were in need of computers for this program. When we learned of the situation, Ashland United Methodist Church decided to undertake an educational partnership with Seven Oaks Elementary School to assist their students in achieving computer competency,” said Kinsey Jenkins, Ashland United Methodist Church missions committee computer project chair.

“We are excited to be able to partner with Ashland United Methodist Church to provide computers to Seven Oaks Elementary,” said Dee Dee Kehl, branch manager, SCBT Irmo office. “It is great to see the computers go to a good use in the community.”

The computers will be used to help develop student computer skills and to improve academic achievement. An IT group from Ashland United Methodist Church will install operating systems and educational software focusing on keyboarding, math, and English on all of the donated computers.

First Financial Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SCBT) 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, Community Bank & Trust, The Savannah Bank, and First Federal. The Bank also operates Minis & Co., Inc. and First Southeast 401k Fiduciaries, both registered investment advisors; and First Southeast Investor Services, a wholly owned broker dealer. Providing financial services for over 79 years, First Financial Holdings, Inc. operates 146 locations in 19 South Carolina counties, 12 Georgia counties and 4 North Carolina counties. First Financial Holdings, Inc. has assets of approximately $8.0 billion and its stock is traded under the symbol SCBT in the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

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