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Bank of South Carolina Corporation Announces Earnings for 2010

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CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation, (Nasdaq: BKSC) announced earnings of $3,110,513 or $.70 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2010 - an increase of 66.35% from earnings for the year ended December 31, 2009 of $1,869,854 or $.43 per share. This increase is primarily the result of an allocation of $2,369,000 the company made to its Reserve for Loan Losses in 2009 compared to an allocation of $670,000 in 2010. The Company had earnings of $833,202 or $.19 per share for the three months ended December 31, 2010, compared to $270,970 or $.06 per share for the three months ended December 31, 2009. Returns on average assets and average equity for the year ended December 31, 2010 were 1.17% and 10.87%, respectively, compared with 2009 returns on average assets and average equity of .73% and 6.79%, respectively.

Hugh C. Lane, Jr., President of the Bank of South Carolina, stated, "I am extremely pleased and proud of the year the bank had. The Bank of South Carolina remained profitable and enjoyed reasonable growth during this tough economic period. Our return on average assets remained above 1% with a double digit return on average equity - the principal measurements of a bank's performance.  We feel good about our future. Our business model is built on strong capital, good asset quality, and excellent employees with a focus on the basics of personal service, responsiveness, attention to detail and longstanding relationships with our customers."

The Bank of South Carolina, a De Novo Charter, which opened in 1987 at 256 Meeting Street, has offices in Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, and the West Ashley community.  Our website is www.banksc.com.  Bank of South Carolina Corporation currently trades its common stock on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol "BKSC".  

Bank of South Carolina



Corporation (BKSC)



Report of Earnings







December 31,

December 31,


2010

2009




Shares Outstanding



BKSC Common Stock

4,429,866

4,403,201







Book Value Per Share

$6.48

$ 6.26




Total Assets

$280,582,175

$265,914,758







3 Months



Ending






Net Income

$833,202

$270,970




Basic Earnings Per Share

$.19

$.06




Diluted Earnings Per Share

$.19

$.06




Weighted Average Shares



Outstanding Basic

4,427,718

4,403,201




Weighted Average Shares



Outstanding Diluted

4,427,718

4,403,201




12 Months



Ending






Net Income

$3,110,513

$1,869,854




Basic Earnings Per Share

$.70

$.43




Diluted Earnings Per Share

$.70

$.43




Weighted Average Shares



Outstanding Basic

4,416,065

4,390,835




Weighted Average Shares



Outstanding Diluted

4,416,065

4,394,366



SOURCE Bank of South Carolina Corporation



RELATED LINKS
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