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September 21, 2004


                      Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Announces
                    Bob Costas Lecture in Upstate’s Falls Park
                  Editor’s Note-Photograph and Professional Biography attached

GREENVILLE, SC --- One of television’s most accomplished broadcasters, Bob Costas, will be
the inaugural speaker for the Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Distinguished Lectureship Series at Falls
Park on the Reedy on Thursday, October 14, at 5:00 PM, in the Park’s Carolina First
Amphitheater in downtown Greenville. This program is presented by The Greenville News. The
public is invited to attend at no charge.

With a major gift to the Falls Park Endowment, the law firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
established a five-year Lectureship to bring authoritative and informative speakers who are not
offered elsewhere in the Upstate. Topics will vary, including sports, entertainment, news and
current events, history, politics and other interesting subjects. This program is one of the first
public events in the Park since its September 10 opening.

Greenville Mayor Knox H. White, also a shareholder in the Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd law firm,
said, “This presentation by Bob Costas will certainly generate additional enjoyment in the park
located in the heart of the city’s revitalized business district. This is a great kick-off for the Firm’s
Lectureship Series. “

Costas, a 24-year veteran of NBC Sports, has been prominently involved in virtually every major
sports event, including the World Series, Super Bowl and NBA Finals in recent times. In 2004, he
was presented with the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Studio Host for HBO’s “On the Record
with Bob Costas.” He has hosted five Olympics, including the primetime coverage of the 2004
Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, on NBC.

“The Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Distinguished Lectureship Series at Falls Park on the Reedy is an
absolutely splendid idea,” said Steven Brandt, Publisher of The Greenville News, “and we are
thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for the inaugural edition featuring Bob Costas.”

Bob Costas Lecture in Falls Park
September 21, 2004
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     This outdoor program will focus on his experiences at the 2004 Olympics, international competitive
     sports, baseball and the debate about Greenville legend “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, and his place in the
     Baseball Hall of Fame. A focal point of Greenville’s downtown is a statue of “Shoeless” Joe on the
     plaza, adjacent to the Main Street entrance of the Park.

     Anne S. Ellefson, also a shareholder in the Firm’s Greenville office and former chair of the Greater
     Greenville Chamber of Commerce Board, said, “This is a gift to the Upstate community and South
     Carolina that will appeal to all ages, all interests and all demographics. This is a one-of-a-kind
     opportunity to hear Bob Costas who is known for his compelling, fast-paced commentary and his
     refreshing candor. Falls Park is a perfect, natural backdrop for this event.”

     In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts.

     About Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
     Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. provides business, litigation, governmental and financial legal services
     to national and international clients. With a history dating back more than 100 years, it is one of the
     largest law firms in the Carolinas with over 130 attorneys. The firm has offices in Charleston,
     Columbia, Florence and Greenville, South Carolina.

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