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First Financial Holdings, Inc F2Q10 (Qtr End 09/30/10) Earnings Call Transcript

First Financial Holdings, Inc. (FFCH)

F2Q10 (Qtr End 09/30/10) Earnings Call

April 27, 2010 02:00 PM ET

Executives

D.B. Wright - VP, Corporate Secretary

Tom Hood - President & CEO

Joe Amy - CCO

Wayne Hall - EVP,CFO

Blaise Bettendorf - CAO

Analysts

Catherine Mealor - KBW

Mac Hodgson - Suntrust Robinson Humphrey

Cary Morris - Scott & Stringfellow

Christopher Marinac - FIG Partners

Allen Bach - Davenport & Company

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the First Financial Holding, second quarter fiscal 2010 earnings conference call. During the presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. And afterwards, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions).

And I would now like to turn the conference over to D. B. Wright, Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Please go ahead.

D.B. Wright - Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Thank you, Jennifer. Good afternoon and thank you for participating in our second quarter 2010 earnings conference call. Before we begin, I have several brief administrative items to address. You should have received our second quarter fiscal 2009 earnings release and supplemental information early today. For those who did not, those are available on our website at firstfinancialholdings.com. In addition to this teleconference call, we have a listen-only live web cast. This webcast will be available for the next 90 days. Those are live in archive webcast may be accessed via a link and again, that’s on our website at firstfinancialholdings.com. Our President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hood will make opening remarks on our call today, Wayne Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial officer, Joe Amy our Chief Credit Officer and Blaise Bettendorf, our Chief Accounting Officer will all be available for questions at the end and some will speak as well.

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