PHILADELPHIA, March 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the parent company of Republic Bank, today announced the hiring of two New York-based executives. Jeffrey Wall will serve as Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager and John Barrett as Vice President, Relationship Manager.
Wall is a seasoned banking executive with over 30 years of experience originating, underwriting and administering commercial and real estate loans. He began his career as a commercial loan officer at Fleet Bank in 1990 before holding various senior positions in New York banks.
Barrett has over 24 years of proven contributions in new business development, sales management and people development. He has spent the past two decades working at several reputable financial institutions in the New York metro area, leading client relations and wealth management, most recently as senior relationship manager for TD Bank. .
“John and Jeff are key additions to our growing New York team,” said Vernon W. Hill, II, CEO and Chairman of Republic Bank. “Their ability to consistently exceed targets and effectively lead and motivate teams, combined with the business relationships they have cultivated throughout their careers, will greatly contribute to our growing presence in the market.”
In 2020, Republic Bank was named the No. 1 bank in the United States for service in a national consumer satisfaction survey commissioned by Forbes. Whether banking in person, online, via mobile or telephone, Republic Bank offers an unparalleled customer experience and its modern stores, long opening hours, dog-friendly policies and free services such as piece counting set it apart from competitors big and small. The bank continues to expand its presence in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and New York as part of its “The Power of Red is Back” growth plan. Republic Bank’s 33 stores are open seven days a week, 361 days a year, with extended hours in the lobby and drive-thru, providing customers with incredible convenience and flexibility. The bank also offers absolutely free checks, locally issued ATM/debit and credit cards and access to more than 55,000 free ATMs worldwide through the Allpoint network.
About the Bank of the Republic
Republic Bank is the trading name of Republic First Bank. Republic First Bank is a full-service, state-chartered commercial bank, whose deposits are insured up to applicable limits by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Bank offers diversified financial products through its 33 offices located in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey; Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and New York County in New York. The bank also offers a wide range of residential mortgage products through its mortgage division, Oak Mortgage Company. For more information about Republic Bank, please visit www.myrepublicbank.com.
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 regarding 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, pricing pressures for lending and deposit products, and other factors detailed from time to time in documents filed by the Company 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 -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 statements, whether written or oral , which may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company, except as required by applicable law or regulation.
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