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South State Bank Earns Spot on Forbes’ “Best-in-State Banks” List for Second Consecutive Year

COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 11, 2019-- South State today announced it has been named to Forbes’ 2019 “Best-in-State Banks” list for South Carolina for the second consecutive year.

“As the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina, we are especially proud to have earned this designation,” said Greg Lapointe, president of South State Bank. “With more than 1,800 employees and more than 90 branch locations in the state, we’re all across South Carolina. For more than 85 years, our bankers have been building relationships and helping customers in our S.C. communities achieve their financial goals. This recognition is a credit to our talented and hardworking team.”

The “Best-in-State Banks” list, developed by Forbes and partner Statista, resulted from surveying more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. for their opinions on current and former banking relationships. Respondents ranked banks on overall recommendation and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice.

In total, only three banks in South Carolina made Forbes’ list. Nationwide, 172 banks, or 2.8% of all banks in the U.S., made the list, available here.

South State Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) is a financial services company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, with over $15.4 billion in assets. South State Bank, the company’s primary subsidiary, provides consumer, commercial, mortgage and wealth management solutions throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. South State has served customers since 1934. Additional information is available at SouthStateBank.com.

Source: South State Corporation

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