Ledbetter Named Group President for Mortgage Banking and Wealth Management Divisions

  Ledbetter Named Group President for Mortgage Banking and Wealth Management
  Divisions

Business Wire

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- November 27, 2013

SCBT announced today that Thomas S. Ledbetter has been named group president
for its mortgage banking and wealth management divisions covering North
Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Thomas S. Ledbetter named group president for SCBT's mortgage banking and
wealth management division ...

Thomas S. Ledbetter named group president for SCBT's mortgage banking and
wealth management divisions covering NC, SC and GA. (Photo: Business Wire)

With over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry, Ledbetter
joined SCBT in 2002 as mortgage production manager for the Greenville Region.
In 2005, he was named president of SCBT’s Mortgage Banking Group and in 2012
was promoted to executive vice president. Prior to joining SCBT, Ledbetter
worked with a large regional bank as a division manager in private banking.

A native of North Augusta, Ledbetter earned a Bachelor of Science in
Administrative Management from Clemson University.

An active member of the communities in which he has lived, Ledbetter was a
past campaign chairman and executive committee member of the United Way, a
past president of Leadership Hilton Head, Leadership Greenville and past
chairman of St. Francis Forum. Ledbetter is also a lifetime recipient of the
United Way’s Distinguished Service Award and was 1993 class president for the
South Carolina Bankers School.

Ledbetter and his wife Sheri S. Ledbetter have two children and recently
relocated to Charleston.

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