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Southern First Bank Announces Executive Promotions

Southern First Bank is pleased to announce two recent executive promotions.

Fred Gilmer, III
Fred Gilmer, III
Robert Thompson, III
Robert Thompson, III

Fred Gilmer, III, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Senior Lender of the Bank. Fred’s leadership role will expand to encompass the Company’s loan portfolio in all four markets: Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, South Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Robert Thompson, III, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Greenville Regional Executive. Robert’s leadership role will include the growth and performance of the entire Greenville market.

“Our company is fortunate to have the leadership of Fred Gilmer and Robert Thompson, and these promotions are a recognition of their executive talents and contributions to the Southern First team,” stated Art Seaver, Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Southern First Bank is the third largest bank headquartered in South Carolina and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern First Bancshares, Inc., a registered bank holding company incorporated under the laws of South Carolina. Southern First Bancshares has been providing financial services since 1999 and currently operates with nine offices in the Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston markets of South Carolina and one office in Raleigh, North Carolina. Southern First Bancshares has assets of approximately $1.3 billion, a current market capitalization of approximately $170 million, and its common stock is traded in the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SFST.” More information can be found at


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