Republic Bank Hires New Commercial Lender

Oct 21, 2010, 11:40 ET from Republic Bank

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Republic Bank (Nasdaq: FRBK) today announced Patrick W. Taggart as the new Vice President of Commercial Lending for Southern New Jersey.  His responsibilities include marketing Commercial Loan and Cash Management products, as Republic Bank continues its expansion into Southern New Jersey.    

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Patrick was previously with TD Bank (formerly Commerce Bank) as Vice President Commercial Loan Officer.  At TD Bank he managed the largest loan portfolio in the Southern New Jersey market while developing new business in the market.  

Patrick stated, "I am excited to join Republic Bank and be a part of a dynamic and growth-oriented organization that is focused on providing first class customer service.  I look forward to helping write the next chapter of Republic's success story as it grows throughout South Jersey."

About Republic Bank

Republic Bank is the new operating name for Republic First Bank.  Republic 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 thirteen offices located in Abington, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Plymouth Meeting, Media and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Haddonfield and Voorhees, New Jersey.

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SOURCE Republic Bank