First Financial Holdings Inc. at a glance:

Business: Owns First Federal, which turns 76 this year. In South Carolina, the 65-branch bank serves greater Charleston as well as Horry, Georgetown, Florence and Beaufort counties. In North Carolina, the bank serves the Wilmington area. Also, First Financial owns First Southeast Insurance Services, The Kimbrell Insurance Group and First Southeast Investor Services.

Assets: $3.4 billion.

Employees: 1,023.

Headquarters: 2440 Mall Dr., North Charleston.

At the top: R. Wayne Hall, a certified public accountant with more than 23 years of experience. Before joining the company in 2006, he was executive vice president and chief risk officer of Provident Bank in Baltimore. He has a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's of accountancy degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Ticker tape: Shares trade under the symbol FFCH on the Nasdaq.