South State Bank Earns Forbes’ “Best-in-State Banks” Distinction, Best Workplace Awards

South State Bank Earns Forbes’ “Best-in-State Banks” Distinction and Best Workplace Awards

WINTER HAVEN, Florida – (August 27, 2020) – SouthState today announced it is the only bank in South Carolina to have been named to Forbes’ 2020 “Best-in-State Banks” list and has also been named to the list in Georgia. This is the third consecutive year South State has been named one of the “Best-in-State Banks” in South Carolina.

In addition, SouthState was one of 74 total companies to earn the Best Places to Work in South Carolina distinction and was one of 19 large employers named to the Best Employers in North Carolina list.

“Our bankers strive to build trusted relationships and help customers in our communities across the Southeast achieve their financial goals,” said Greg Lapointe, chief banking officer. “This recognition is a credit to our talented and hardworking team who care about our customers and about each other – and it shows. We strive to be the bank of choice in the Southeast, as well as the employer of choice, and these honors demonstrate our commitment to both.”

Between one and five banks and up to 10 credit unions were awarded the best-in-state designation by Forbes. Nationwide, 135 banks made the list, available here.

The “Best-in-State Banks” list, developed by Forbes and partner Statista, resulted from surveying more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. for their opinions on current and former banking relationships. Respondents ranked banks on overall recommendation and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice.

The list of Best Employers in North Carolina is located here.

South State Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) is a financial services company headquartered in Winter Haven, Florida. South State Bank, N.A., the company’s nationally chartered bank subsidiary, provides consumer, commercial, mortgage and wealth management solutions to more than one million customers throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. The bank also serves clients coast to coast through its correspondent banking division. Additional information is available at

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