November 8, 2021

Christian Kata Joins South Atlantic Bank!

South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: SABK) announces that Christian Kata has joined the South Atlantic Bank commercial lending team as senior vice president, commercial relationship manager for Beaufort.

Kata has 10 years of commercial banking experience in the Beaufort market. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. degree in Finance.

He joins Bryan Newton, senior vice president, commercial relationship manager, in serving Beaufort County. As veteran bankers in the Beaufort market, the South Atlantic team has established strong financial relationships and longstanding ties in the community. 

“We are excited to have Christian on board and look forward to growing our business in Beaufort. It’s a great market and a natural extension for our coastal banking franchise. We are committed to supporting businesses along the South Carolina coast and providing local banking to our communities,” said K. Wayne Wicker, South Atlantic Bank chairman and chief executive officer.

About South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc.

South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: SABK) is a registered bank holding company based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with $1.1.billion in total assets.  The Company’s banking subsidiary, South Atlantic Bank, is a full service financial institution spanning the entire coastal area of South Carolina, and is locally owned, controlled and operated.  The Bank operates eleven offices in Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  The Bank specializes in providing personalized community banking services to individuals, small businesses and corporations.  Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, and treasury management, including South Atlantic Bank goMobile, the Bank’s mobile banking app. For more information, visit

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