Rhonda Bowers Joins First Citizens as Vice President and Senior Project Manager of Strategic Consulting Services

February 12, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – February 12, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to welcome Rhonda Bowers to its team as vice president and senior project manager of strategic consulting services.

“First Citizens is a great bank and I’m glad to be a part of the team,” said Bowers.

Bowers is a graduate of York Technical College with a degree in business. Prior to joining First Citizens, Bowers worked as a product analyst and senior business analyst at NetBank. She also was a risk analyst with Fleet Mortgage. 

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 166 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.