Ed Tarver Elected to First Community Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, S.C., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First Community Corporation, headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina and the holding company of First Community Bank, is pleased to announce that longtime Augusta attorney and former Georgia lawmaker Edward J. Tarver has been elected to the Board of Directors of the company and the bank.

Mr. Tarver recently served as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. He represented the 22nd District in the Georgia State Senate from 2005 until his U.S. Attorney appointment in 2009. As a state senator, he held positions on the Banking and Financial Institutions, Appropriations, Economic Development and Government Oversight committees. Tarver recently joined with J. Edward Enoch to create a new law firm, Enoch Tarver, based in Augusta. Tarver will focus on a variety of general civil litigation matters.

First Community Chairman of the Board, Mitch Willoughby, noted, "Our entire board is excited to welcome Ed.  His knowledge and experience as an attorney, former United States attorney and former Georgia State Senator combined with his previous experience on the board of a local community bank give him a unique perspective that will be extremely valuable to us."

"We are pleased to welcome Ed to the First Community Bank team," said Mike Crapps, President and CEO of First Community Bank. "Ed's extensive knowledge of Augusta and more broadly the Central Savannah River Area will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our presence in this market with additional banking offices and product lines."

First Community Bank provides financial solutions to local businesses and professionals through three lines of business at 15 full-service banking offices located in Lexington, Richland, Newberry, Kershaw and Aiken counties in South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia, and a loan production office in Greenville, South Carolina.  First Community Mortgage offers residential mortgages and First Community Financial Consultants offers financial planning and investment advisory services. The bank recently announced plans for expansion in the Upstate of South Carolina through the acquisition of Cornerstone National Bank and the initiation of the site selection process for a full service banking office in downtown Greenville.

First Community Bank, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Community Corporation (NASDAQ: FCCO).First Community is a full service commercial bank offering deposit and loan products and services for businesses and consumers, residential mortgage lending, and financial planning/investment advisory services.