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January 06, 2014

Seagraves To Lead The Savannah Bank’s Richmond Hill Market

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA (January 6 2014) The Savannah Bank announced today that Jon Seagraves has been named senior vice president and will assume the role of Bryan County market president upon the retirement of Dell Keith later this year.

“Anytime that we can promote from within our company, and especially when we can do so with a homegrown person, it is a win-win-win situation for everyone involved,” said John C. Helmken, II, CEO of The Savannah Bank. “The community benefits from the continued involvement of our people and organization, there is no learning curve or downtime for our customers, and our employees and bank have a proven leader that we can count on to deliver the core values that have served us well for many years.”

Seagraves, who began his banking career in 2005 as a credit analyst, has been with The Savannah Bank since 2009 when he joined the bank as a commercial lender.

A native of Richmond Hill, Seagraves is a cum laude graduate of Armstrong College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is also a graduate of the University of Georgia Banking School in Athens and a graduate of the Leadership Bryan program. While at the UGA Banking School, Seagraves received recognition during their bank simulation program as CEO of the “Best Managed Bank”. He also served as a presenter at the International Atlantic Economic Conference held in New York City.

Seagraves is an active member of the community and currently serves on the board of the Armstrong Alumni Association and the Coastal Conservation Association, where he also serves as president of the Richmond Hill Chapter and is a member of the State Management Committee.

With six offices in Chatham County and one office in Bryan County, The Savannah Bank takes an active role in supporting the local communities it serves. The Savannah Bank is a division of SCBT, which is a subsidiary of First Financial Holdings, Inc. With assets of approximately $8.0 billion, First Financial’s stock is traded under the symbol SCBT in the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

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