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COLUMBIA, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–South State Bank today announced it has earned top honors as a workplace of choice in South Carolina and Richmond, Va., having been named to the 2019 Best Places to Work in S.C. and Top Workplaces in Richmond lists.

“We are incredibly proud of these honors, which are especially meaningful to us because they are the direct result of feedback from our team members,” said Greg Lapointe, president of South State Bank. “At South State, we build teams that care about the people they serve, and each other – and it shows. For 85 years, we’ve been committed to delivering exceptional service and the best financial solutions, while our 2,700 team members have continually invested in the customers and communities we serve.”

For the third consecutive year, South State earned the “Best Places to Work” title, one of only 29 large employers in the state to be given the honor by SC Biz News, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the best places to work in South Carolina. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking, which will be revealed on Aug. 1.

For the first year, South State was awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The Top Workplaces honors are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection, just to name a few.

South State is the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina, with more than 1,800 team members across the state in more than 90 branches and support centers. In Richmond, South State has seven branch locations employing 70 team members.

South State Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) is a financial services company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, with over $15.4 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


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