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David Kirkpatrick Joins SCBT Wealth Management Group

  David Kirkpatrick Joins SCBT Wealth Management Group

Business Wire

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- October 16, 2013

SCBT announced today that David Kirkpatrick has joined its Wealth Management
Group as senior vice president and portfolio manager.

David Kirkpatrick joins SCBT Wealth Management Group. (Photo: Business Wire)

David Kirkpatrick joins SCBT Wealth Management Group. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are excited to have David join the SCBT Wealth Management team,” said
Brian Barker, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager for SCBT
Wealth Management Group. “His leadership and experience will be a valuable
asset as we continue to grow our asset managementbusiness in the Carolina’s
and Georgia. His extensive knowledge of portfolio management combined with his
ability to build lasting relationships will solidify David as an integral part
of our wealth management team.”

With over a decade of experience in the investment management
industry,Kirkpatrick will focus primarily on portfolio management for the
South Carolina markets of SCBT and First Federal.

Prior to joining SCBT, Kirkpatrick spent sixyears with a southeastern
regional bank, most recently as vice president and portfolio manager in the
South Carolina market.

Kirkpatrick attended The University of South Carolina where he earned
undergraduate degrees in Finance and Marketingalong with a Master in Business
Administration. He is also a Certified Financial Planner^TM.

An active member of the community, Kirkpatrick isa member of theColumbia
Estate Planning Council. Heand his family are supporters of St. Lawrence
Place and aremembers ofShandon Presbyterian Church where Kirkpatrickteaches
youth Sunday school.

A native of Spartanburg, Kirkpatrick and his wife Catherine have two children
and currently reside in Columbia, SC.

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. More
information can be found at www.SCBTonline.com.

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Contact:

First Financial Holdings, Inc.
Donna Pullen, 803-765-4558
 
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