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First Citizens hires manager at Ridgeway branch

July 26, 2014

RIDGEWAY, S.C. – First Citizens today announced that Bret Whiting has been selected to serve as Retail Sales Manager for the company’s Ridgeway branch. In his new role, Whiting will be responsible for introducing the bank’s products and services to prospective customers, providing customized financial solutions for current customers, and representing First Citizens in the community. He will be based at the bank’s Ridgeway office, located at 100 Palmer Street.


Whiting comes to First Citizens with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, having served as a branch manager for SunTrust Bank, a financial center manager for Wachovia, now Wells Fargo, and a branch manager for National Bank of Washington.


“I am very confident in Bret’s ability to help our customers meet and exceed their financial goals,” said Marty Patton, North Midlands Retail Market Executive and Senior Vice President for First Citizens. “Bret has a strong track record of providing superior service to his customers, and I know he will be a tremendous asset to First Citizens.”


Whiting holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of the District of Columbia. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Whiting currently resides in Hopkins, S.C.


About First Citizens


First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., is the parent company of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc. First Citizens Bank offers services in commercial and retail banking through its nearly 180 offices in South Carolina and Georgia. As of March 31, 2014, First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc. had total consolidated assets of $8.53 billion. For more information, visit the First Citizens website at www.firstcitizensonline.com.