FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Bristow Claire H 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /DE/ [ FCNCA ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
4300 SIX FORKS ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
10/21/2020
(Street)
RALEIGH, NC 27609
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common                 30000  D   
Class A Common                 257675  I  Claire Holding Bristow 2nd Amended and Restated Trust 
Class A Common                 100000  I  Claire H. Bristow 2020 GRAT 
Class A Common                 12152  I  As Co-Trustee for Peter McDonald Bristow 2019 Irrevocable Family Trust 
Class A Common                 10858  I  As beneficiary of Trust 
Class A Common                 14500  I  By spouse as Trustee for Claire Holding Bristow 2018 Irrevocable Family Trust 
Class A Common                 8963 (1) I  By spouse as trustee for Peter M. Bristow 2nd Amended and Restate Trust Agreement 
Class A Common  10/21/2020    G   V 2500  A $0.00  15060 (1) I  By daughter Ella Bristow 
Class A Common                 6106 (1) I  PMB Investments, LLC 
Class A Common                 2154 (1) I  CRB Investments, LLC 
Class A Common                 2045 (1) I  EHB Investments, LLC 
Class A Common                 19041 (1) I  By spouse as trustee for PMB Trust 2011 
Class A Common                 19041 (1) I  By spouse as trustee for CRB Trust 2011 
Class A Common                 19041 (1) I  By spouse as trustee for EHB Trust 2011 
Class B Common                 33950  I  Claire Holding Bristow 2nd Amended and Restated Trust 
Class B Common                 50000  I  Claire H. Bristow 2020 GRAT 
Class B Common                 1250  I  As beneficiary of Trust 
Class B Common                 538 (1) I  By spouse as trustee for Peter M. Bristow 2nd Amended and Restate Trust Agreement 
Class B Common                 8350 (1) I  PMB Investments, LLC 
Class B Common                 8850 (1) I  CRB Investments, LLC 
Class B Common                 8710 (1) I  EHB Investments, LLC 
Class B Common                 2163 (1) I  By daughter Ella Bristow 
Depositary Shares (2)                41285  I  Claire Holding Bristow 2nd Amended and Restated Trust 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or for any other purpose.
(2)  Each Depositary Share represents a 1/40th interest in a share of the Issuer's 5.375% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Bristow Claire H
4300 SIX FORKS ROAD
RALEIGH, NC 27609

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Signatures
Claire H. Bristow, By: William R. Lathan, Jr., attorney-in-fact 11/19/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date