SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 31, 2012 (August 29, 2012)
First Community Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant As Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
5455 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, South Carolina 29072
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)
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ITEM 8.01. Other Events.
On August 29, 2012, First Community Corporation (the Company) repurchased 3,780 shares of the Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series T (the Preferred Stock) from the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury) in a public offering at a price of $982.83 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of $3,636,471, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends on such Preferred Stock from and including August 15, 2012 to the date of closing. The Company previously sold 11,350 shares of Preferred Stock to Treasury as part of the Capital Purchase Program under the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The offering closed on August 29, 2012. The remaining 7,570 shares of Preferred Stock of the Company was sold by Treasury to third parties unrelated to the Company. The Company intends to retire the 3,780 shares of the Preferred Stock it purchased.
On August 30, 2012, the Company issued a press release announcing its successful participation in the offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated by reference herein.
ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits are being filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
99.1 Press Release issued by the Company dated August 30, 2012.