Republic Bank Appoints Tricia Blair as VP/Store Manager for Medford Location


PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRBK), the parent company of Republic Bank, today announced that Tricia Blair was named Vice President/Store Manager for its new Medford, NJ store. In this role, Blair will focus on building the Republic Bank brand throughout South Jersey and providing the residents of Medford with first-class customer service and banking offerings.

“We believe Tricia will have an immediate and considerable impact on the success of our Medford store,” said Harry Madonna, Chairman and CEO of Republic Bank. “Her goal-oriented mentality and exceptional leadership experience will make her a fantastic addition to our team.”

Blair joins Republic Bank after almost a decade in banking, most recently as a Business Relationship Manager at PNC Bank’s Marlton branch. Blair has also served as a Vice President and Bank Manager at Citizens Bank’s Marlton branch.

“I’m excited to continue my banking career in South Jersey with such an established brand,” said Blair. “I look forward to fostering Republic Bank’s growth plan and exceeding customers’ expectations for years to come.”

Building on the momentum of its aggressive growth plan, referred to as "The Power of Red is Back," Republic Bank continues to rapidly expand its regional footprint. In addition to its newest stores in Cherry Hill and Sicklerville, NJ, Republic Bank plans to open three additional locations in 2017. As one of the largest Philadelphia-based retail banking institutions with 21 convenient locations, Republic Bank stores are open seven days a week, 361 days a year, with extended lobby and drive-thru hours, providing customers with the longest hours of any bank in the area. The bank also offers absolutely free checking, free coin counting, ATM/Debit cards issued on the spot and access to more than 55,000 surcharge free ATMs worldwide via the Allpoint network.

About Republic Bank

Republic Bank is the operating name for Republic First Bank. Republic First Bank is a full-service, state-chartered commercial bank, whose deposits are insured up to the applicable limits by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Bank provides diversified financial products through its 21 offices located in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey and Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania. In addition, Republic Bank offers a wide range of mortgage products through its wholly owned subsidiary, Oak Mortgage Company.

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