Southern First Bank Promotes Starnes to EVP

GREENVILLE, SC – Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, announces the promotion of Mr. Jason Starnes to Executive Vice President of Southern First Bank.

Starnes joined Southern First Bank in May 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with 14 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Southern First Bank, Mr. Starnes was the Director of Technology and Operations at First Citizens Bank and also held positions at Community Resource Bank and Carolina First Bank. Starnes holds a BS in Management Information Systems from The University of South Carolina and completed The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

“Jason Starnes brings additional leadership and experience to our company, and we are excited to add him to our executive team,” stated Art Seaver, Chief Executive Officer of the company.




 Southern First Bancshares, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina is a registered bank holding company incorporated under the laws of South Carolina. The Company consists of Southern First Bank, the 6th largest bank headquartered in South Carolina. Since 1999 Southern First Bancshares has been providing financial services and now operates in eight locations in the Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston markets of South Carolina. Southern First Bancshares has assets of approximately $937 million and its common stock is traded in the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SFST. More information can be found at