SOUTH STATE Corp 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2009
SCBT FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On April 28, 2009, SCBT Financial Corporation issued a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, along with certain other financial information. A copy of SCBT Financial Corporation's press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.
Cautionary Note Regarding Any Forward-Looking Statements
Statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including information incorporated by reference herein) which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provided by Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. SCBT Financial Corporation cautions readers that forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forecasted results. Such risks and uncertainties, include, among others, the following possibilities: (1) credit risk associated with an obligor's failure to meet the terms of any contract with the bank or otherwise fail to perform as agreed; (2) interest risk involving the effect of a change in interest rates on both the bank's earnings and the market value of the portfolio equity; (3) liquidity risk affecting the bank's ability to meet its obligations when they come due; (4) price risk focusing on changes in market factors that may affect the value of traded instruments in "mark-to-market" portfolios; (5) transaction risk arising from problems with service or product delivery; (6) compliance risk involving risk to earnings or capital resulting from violations of or nonconformance with laws, rules, regulations, prescribed practices, or ethical standards; (7) strategic risk resulting from adverse business decisions or improper implementation of business decisions; (8) reputation risk that adversely affects earnings or capital arising from negative public opinion; (9) terrorist activities risk that results in loss of consumer confidence and economic disruptions; and (10) economic downturn risk resulting in changes in the credit markets, greater than expected non-interest expenses, excessive loan losses, restrictions imposed under the United States Treasury's Capital Purchase Program and the possibility that our company may repurchase some or all of the securities issued to United States Treasury under the Capital Purchase Program, and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.