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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Regulation FD

ITEM 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 21, 2013, of 4,268,438 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at our annual meeting, 3,813,209 were present in person or by proxy, representing 89.3% of votes received, and the following matters were voted upon and approved by our shareholders at the 2013 Annual Meeting:


the election of four members to our board of directors;


the non-binding resolution on our executive compensation policies and procedures;


the advisory, non-binding resolution on the frequency of the vote on the compensation of our executive officers;


the ratification of the appointment of Elliott Davis, LLC as our independent public accountant.

The following is a summary of the voting results for each matter presented to the shareholders:

Election of Directors

Director's Name        Votes For        Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes

Leighton M. Cubbage         2,398,142          142,702          1,272,365
David G. Ellison            2,537,070            3,774          1,272,365
James B. Orders, III        2,531,461            9,383          1,272,365
William B. Sturgis          2,537,946            2,898          1,272,365

Executive Compensation Policies and Procedures

Votes For Votes Against Votes Abstained Broker Non-Votes 2,340,703 25,629 174,512 1,272,365

Frequency of Vote on Executive Compensation

One Year Two Years Three Years Votes Abstained Broker Non-Votes 1,536,176 57,747 741,134 205,787 1,272,365

Ratification of the Appointment of Elliott Davis

Votes For Votes Against Votes Abstained 3,807,842 218 5,149

ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. is hereby furnishing a slide presentation posted on the company's website in connection with the Annual Shareholders' meeting on May 21, 2013. The presentation is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 of Item 9.01 is being furnished, not filed. Accordingly, the information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 of Item 9.01 will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by Southern First Bancshares under the Securities Act of 1933 unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference. The furnishing of the information in this report is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission by Southern First Bancshares that (i) the information in this report is material or complete or (ii) investors should consider this information before making an investment decision with respect to any security of Southern First Bancshares or any of its affiliates.

The information in Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 of Item 9.01 contains projections and forward-looking statements regarding events or the future financial performance of Southern First Bancshares, Inc. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including a variety of factors (including a downturn in the economy, greater than expected non-interest expenses, excessive loan losses and other factors) that may cause Southern First's actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results expressed in these forward-looking statements. Therefore, we can give no assurance that the results contemplated in the forward-looking statements will be realized. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and are advised to review the risk factors that may affect Southern First's operating results in documents filed by Southern First Bancshares, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual report on Form 10-K and other required filings. Southern First assumes no duty to update the forward-looking statements made in this presentation.

ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c) Exhibits: The following exhibits are filed as part of this report:


Number Description


Slide presentation posted on the company's website in connection with the Annual Shareholders' meeting held on May 21, 2013.

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