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Southern First Reports Results for First Quarter 2022


Greenville, South Carolina, April 26, 2022 – Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021.

"The first quarter represents the strongest loan growth quarter in our company's history and is a testimony to our exceptional team and the value we provide in our client relationships," stated Art Seaver, the company's Chief Executive Officer. 

2022 First Quarter Highlights

  • Net income was $8.0 million and diluted earnings per common share were $0.98 for Q1 2022
  • Total loans increased 22% to $2.7 billion at Q1 2022, compared to $2.2 billion at Q1 2021
  • Total deposits increased 20% to $2.7 billion at Q1 2022, compared to $2.3 billion at Q1 2021
  • Net interest margin was 3.37%, compared to 3.60% for Q1 2021
  • Book value per common share increased to $34.90, or 14%, over Q1 2021
  • Early adoption of Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) standard as of January 1, 2022

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