Mark Reynolds joins First Citizens as Commercial Credit Analyst

June 11, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – June 11, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to welcome Mark Reynolds to its team. Reynolds will serve as a commercial credit analyst. In this role, he will be responsible for preparing tax analysis, analyzing financial statements, completing loan approval forms, and working with relationship managers and credit risk administrators. Reynolds will be based out of the First Citizens Center in Columbia.

Reynolds holds a bachelor of arts degree in both finance and Spanish from Wofford College. Prior to joining First Citizens, Reynolds was a resident assistant at Wofford College. Reynolds is a member of the Civitan Club of Spartanburg.

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 $6.40 billion.

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