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South State Expands Commercial Banking Team in Georgia

Bryan Baumgardner

(GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Aug. 9, 2018)  South State Bank today announced that Bryan Baumgardner has joined South State as a commercial banker.

In this role, Baumgardner will have responsibility for providing banking expertise to companies across Georgia.

Baumgardner comes to the role with more than 20 years of banking experience in Georgia, most recently with Wells Fargo, where he was a vice president and principal relationship manager for large, complex businesses.

Developing strong relationships has been a hallmark of Baumgardner’s career, providing banking solutions and business plans to help customers succeed financially. His demonstrated abilities in credit underwriting and commercial real estate provide a solid foundation for the guidance he offers companies and customers.

He served as an officer in the Marine Corps and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from North Georgia College. He also completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

South State Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) is a financial services company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, with over $14 billion in assets. South State Bank, the company’s primary subsidiary, provides consumer, commercial, mortgage and wealth management solutions throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. South State has served customers since 1934. Additional information is available at