Lisa Lee Joins First Citizens as Commercial Support Specialist

June 5, 2008

ROCK HILL, SC – June 5, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to welcome Lisa Lee to its team. Lee will serve as commercial support specialist in Rock Hill. In this role, she will assist in the commercial loan process, work with relationship managers on various bank-related tasks, and assist bank customers. Lee will be based out of the Rock Hill Main branch.

About First Citizens

First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., is the parent company of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., and The Exchange Bank of South Carolina, Inc. First Citizens Bank offers services in commercial and retail banking through its 170 offices in South Carolina and Georgia. As of March 31, 2008, First Citizens Bancorporation had total consolidated assets of $6.4 billion. For more information, visit the First Citizens web site at