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Republic Bank Hires 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Republic First Bancorp, Inc. ("the Company") may from time to time make written or oral "forward-looking statements", including statements contained in this release and in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to the Company's beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates, and intentions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These factors include competition, timing, credit risks of lending activities, changes in general economic conditions, price pressures on loan and deposit products, and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The words "may", "could", "should", "would", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All such statements are made in good faith by the Company pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company, except as may be required by applicable law or regulations.

SOURCE: Republic First Bancorp, Inc.

CONTACT Anthony Mallamaci amallamaci@briancom.com 484-385-2926 (office)

Source:Republic First Bancorp.