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Bank of South Carolina increased earnings by 17%

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Bank of South CarolinaThe Bank of South Carolina Corporation announced earnings of $1,044,074 or $.23 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 17.28%.


That is to be compared with earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 of $890,267 or $.20 per share. Returns on average assets and average equity for the six months ended June 30, 2013 were 1.26% and 11.85%, respectively, compared with 2012 returns on average assets and average equity of 1.12% and 10.87%, respectively.

Earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2013 increased $261,886 or 14.70% to $2,042,879 compared to $1,780,993 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

"We are very pleased with the second quarter and year to date earnings. Steady contributions of mortgage and loan production coupled with excellent control of expenses continue to drive our numbers.

"As we look to the future, our course will be on continued emphasis of the very hallmarks the Bank was founded upon - unparalleled customer service, responsiveness, and attention to detail that often lead to generational relationships. We consider these the fundamentals of community banking. We look forward to the remaining half of the year," said Fleetwood S. Hassell, president of the Bank of South Carolina.

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