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Amy Lou Blunt Joins RepublicBankAz as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

PHOENIX, Oct. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RepublicBankAz (OTCQB:RBAZ) announced that Amy Lou Blunt has been named executive vice president and chief credit officer. This announcement was made by Ralph Tapscott, chief executive officer and president of RepublicBankAz.

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As the chief credit officer, Ms. Blunt is responsible for all lending activity including developing the banking team, policy formation, loan origination, loan servicing, compliance, asset quality and loan production. In addition, Ms. Blunt is a member of the Bank’s executive management team which is charged with implementing and executing the Bank’s long term strategic growth plans.

“On behalf of executive management and the board of directors, we are indeed fortunate to have someone of Amy’s experience, knowledge and ambition to manage the Bank’s loan growth, CEO Tapscott said. “Her years of banking experience provides the Bank with the leadership to grow the Bank in a safe and sound manner. In addition to her leadership skills and credit experience, she thoroughly understands the Phoenix metropolitan market and its industries with over thirty years working in the Valley of the Sun.”

“I’m excited to be part of the growing team of RepublicBankAz,” stated Ms. Blunt. “As an Arizona-based community business bank, we have the opportunity to provide the best in credit and cash management services in support of the growth needs of local area businesses. I’m thrilled to be in the position to contribute to the continued success of the Bank and its team of banking processionals.”

Prior to joining RepublicBankAZ, Ms. Blunt was executive vice president, chief credit officer for First Scottsdale Bank. Ms. Blunt held similar positions with West Valley National Bank and Arrowhead Community Bank. Ms. Blunt holds a BS degree in accounting from Arizona State University. Her community involvement includes Habitat for Humanity, New Life Domestic Violence Shelter, Chrysalis Shelter, Arizona Humane Society and Arizona Blankets for Kids.

About RepublicBankAz

RepublicBankAz, N.A., is a locally owned and managed Arizona community bank specializing in meeting the financial needs of closely held businesses and professionals within the greater Phoenix area. RepublicBankAz provides a variety of commercial and professional banking services including commercial and real estate lending, cash management, checking and investments, merchant bankcard, and other banking support services. The bank’s corporate offices are located at 909 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. 602.277.2500 | republicbankaz.com | Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC


Ralph Tapscott President and Chief Executive Officer direct: 602.280.9403 email: rtapscott@republicaz.com

Source:RepublicBankAz, N.A.