Deborah Kyzer promoted at First Citizens

August 9, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – August 6, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to announce the promotion of Deborah Kyzer to vice president of investor relations for the mortgage loan servicing department. Her responsibilities will include overseeing payment and payoff processing, remittances and reporting to investors, installation and management of various data processing applications, general ledger and DDA reconcilements, management reporting, budgeting, and personnel.

About First Citizens

First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., is the parent company of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., The Exchange Bank of South Carolina, Inc, and Merchants and Farmers Bank of Comer Georgia. First Citizens Bank offers services in commercial and retail banking through its 170 offices in South Carolina and Georgia. As of June 30, 2008, First Citizens Bancorporation had total consolidated assets of $6.53 billion.

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