Greer, SC - - March 21, 2014 - - Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, today announces that it has repurchased $3,150,000 of its TARP preferred stock from the US Treasury. The repurchase was made at full face value after paying all deferred TARP dividends.
George Burdette, CEO states “We are pleased to be able to begin repaying this debt. The TARP program served a useful purpose, and we are glad that our current condition allowed this payment. We are currently evaluating options that can enable us to repurchase additional outstanding shares.”
About Greer State Bank
Now in its twenty-sixth year of operations, Greer State Bank serves the greater Greer community with three branch offices and a fourth branch office in the Taylors community. Greer Bancshares Incorporated trades in the over the counter market and is quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol GRBS. More information on Greer State Bank can be found on the company website at http://www.GreerStateBank.com.
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