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.  Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131016006413/en/  Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50730515&lang=en  Contact:  First Financial Holdings, Inc. Donna Pullen, 803-765-4558  
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