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January 14, 2009

George S. King, Jr. To Lead SCBT's Investment Division

SCBT announced today that George S. King, Jr. has joined the Wealth Management Group as program manager for the Investment Services division.
“I am excited to announce George King will lead the Investment Services division of SCBT as senior vice president and program manager,” reported Todd Harward, president of SCBT’s Wealth Management Group.  "George will assume responsibility for setting the vision for soundness, profitability and growth for our program across the Carolinas.” 

Based in Columbia, King will leverage his background and experience in commercial and private banking, investment management, financial and retirement planning in serving the needs of SCBT's clients.
“Our Bank is well positioned as the State’s third largest bank headquartered in South Carolina to further expand our extensive offering of world class investment, insurance and planning expertise to our more than 100,000 clients,” stated Harward. 

 “There is no one more qualified to lead this effort and meet the challenging markets than George," noted Jack Goettee, SCBT division head.  "He will continue managing a client portfolio and will be a major contributor in our focus on serving the dynamic needs of individuals, small business owners and their families. “
With over 20 years of experience in financial management, King has an impressive resume’ of accomplishments during his career, including a 10-year stint as senior financial advisor for Smith Barney.  Prior to joining Smith Barney, King held leadership roles with Bank of Columbia and Bank of America.
King will help set the vision for the future growth and expansion of a key segment of SCBT’s non-interest income core businesses during a period of significant market volatility.
A native of Columbia, King earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an MBA in Finance from the University of South Carolina.  

He and his wife Beatrice have three children and reside in Columbia.

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 third largest bank headquartered in South Carolina and NCBT, a Division of SCBT, N.A.   Providing financial services for nearly 75 years, SCBT Financial Corporation operates 50 financial centers in 16 South Carolina counties and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.   SCBT Financial Corporation has assets of approximately $2.8 billion and its stock is traded under the symbol SCBT in the NASDAQ Global Select Market.  More information can be found at

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