South State Corporation, formerly First Financial Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of banking services and products to its customers through its wholly owned subsidiary, South State Bank (the Bank). The Bank also operates Minis & Co., Inc. and First Southeast 401k Fiduciaries, both wholly owned registered investment advisors; and First Southeast Investor Services, a wholly owned limited service broker dealer. The Company does not engage in any significant operations other than the ownership of its banking subsidiary. As of September 30, 2014, shareholders� equity was $967.0 million. The Bank serves the financial needs of its local communities in 19 South Carolina counties, 12 Georgia counties and 4 North Carolina counties.