Sue Caughman promoted at First Citizens

August 6, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – August 6, 2008 – First Citizens is pleased to announce the promotion of Sue Caughman to vice president and customer relations manager for mortgage servicing. In this role, she will be responsible for management of customer service, including customer relations, branch support, payoffs, and escrow on existing mortgage loans.

About First Citizens

First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., is the parent company of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., The Exchange Bank of South Carolina, Inc, and Merchants and Farmers Bank of Comer Georgia. First Citizens Bank offers services in commercial and retail banking through its 170 offices in South Carolina and Georgia. As of June 30, 2008, First Citizens Bancorporation had total consolidated assets of $6.53 billion.

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