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March 05, 2013

SCBT Banking Officer Receives ‘CAMS’ Anti-Money Laundering Credential

Carl Francois CAMS credential(COLUMBIA, SC – March 5, 2013) Carl Francois, a banking officer at South Carolina Bank and Trust (SCBT), was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

The CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a rigorous examination demonstrating their aptitude and expertise in anti-money laundering detection and enforcement.

“Earning the CAMS credential places the successful candidate in an elite group of AML professionals and assures employers in the private and public sectors that they are working with someone with the essential knowledge and background in this crucial and challenging field,” said John Byrne, executive vice president of ACAMS.

“Obtaining the CAMS certification was an important step for my career and for advancing my knowledge of financial crime issues on a global scale. This certification places me in a network of professionals that are striving to decrease financial crimes throughout the world,” said Francois.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Francois received his bachelor of science degree from the University of South Carolina and joined SCBT in 2010.

About SCBT
SCBT Financial Corporation, Columbia, South Carolina is a registered bank holding company incorporated under the laws of South Carolina. The company consists of SCBT, the Bank and the following divisions: NCBT, CBT, The Savannah Bank, and Minis & Co., Inc. Providing financial services for over 79 years, SCBT Financial Corporation operates 82 locations in 19 South Carolina counties, 10 North Georgia counties, 2 coastal Georgia counties and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. SCBT Financial Corporation has assets of approximately $5.1 billion and its stock is traded under the symbol SCBT in the NASDAQ Global Select Market. More information can be found at

Founded in 2002, ACAMS now has close to 11,000 members in over 140 countries. Since its creation, ACAMS mission is to provide a global platform for career development for leading professionals in the AML field. ACAMS gives members the insight, information and inspiration they need to protect their institutions against the threat of money laundering, terrorist financing and related financial crime, and the tools to advance their skills and keep the AML professional ahead of those that engage in these criminal activities. For more information, please visit or

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