Rhonda Boatwright Promoted to Mortgage Banker in West Columbia

March 24, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – March 24, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to announce the promotion of Rhonda Boatwright to mortgage banker. Boatwright will be based at the Sunset branch in West Columbia. 

Boatwright attended The University of South Carolina. She has been with First Citizens since 1989 and has held positions as consumer lender, relationship manager and branch manager. Prior to joining First Citizens, Boatwright served as a teller at C&S Bank and mortgage loan processor/manager at Omni Savings Bank.

Boatwright is a member of the West Metro Chamber of Commerce and Charwood Women’s Club. She serves in various board positions, such as PTO President at Pineridge Middle School and the Parent Advisory Board for Lexington District II.

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 Dec. 31, 2007, First Citizens Bancorporation had total consolidated assets of $6.08 billion.

For more information, visit the First Citizens web site at www.firstcitizensonline.com.