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    City Center Partnership Announces the Addition of Brett
                Frantz to the Board of Directors

Columbia, SC – March 19, 2009 – City Center Partnership is pleased to announce that
Brett Frantz, Director of Corporate Real Estate for First Citizens, has joined the Board of
Directors. Frantz will join the 30-member board in overseeing City Center Partnership’s
mission: to focus on filling vacancies in commercial properties, retaining existing
downtown businesses and recruiting new ones, expanding the downtown residential base,
and creating a safe, clean, and friendly downtown environment.


About Brett Frantz
Frantz’s banking career spans over 23 years, including 17 with First Citizens. Frantz
joined First Citizens in South Carolina in 2000, serving as director of E-commerce and
alternative delivery systems before being named division executive by year’s end. Frantz
is currently First Citizens’ director of corporate real estate with responsibility for
overseeing the bank owned real estate portfolio. He also holds the bank officer ranking of
executive vice president.


His community leadership activities include serving as the chair of City Year Columbia.
He also serves as the chair of the finance committee and a member of the executive
committee for the Salvation Army of the Midlands. He is a former member of Leadership
South Carolina board of trustees. A strong education advocate, Frantz served on Crayton
Middle School’s Academic Excellence Committee and is past chair of Crayton’s School
Improvement Council. Frantz is a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and is an
elected member of Vestry. He also serves as the chair of the Children & Youth
Committee. He and his wife, Scotty, have a daughter, Sarah, and a son, Adam.
About City Center Partnership
City Center Partnership, Inc. (CCP) is a non-profit organization that manages South
Carolina’s only managed Business Improvement District in the 36-block area bounded by
Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly, and Marion Streets in downtown Columbia and is funded
by the property owners within the district boundaries.


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