PHILADELPHIA, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the parent company of Republic Bank, today announced that Nick Knestaut was named Vice President/Store Manager for its Sicklerville, NJ location. In this role, Knestaut will lead store employees in exceeding customer expectations, while growing brand awareness and engaging the local community.
"As Republic Bank continues to rapidly grow, we are thrilled to have Nick lead our Sicklerville team," said Harry Madonna, Chairman and CEO of Republic Bank. "His wide-ranging banking and leadership experience, particularly in the South Jersey region, and his keen focus on customer service will help drive Republic Bank's overall growth strategy and future success."
A New Jersey native and Rutgers University graduate, Knestaut joins Republic Bank with almost two decades of experience in banking, most recently serving as a Business Banking Relationship Manager at Bank of America for their Marlton branch. Previously, Knestaut served as Bank Manager at TD Bank's Deptford branch.
"I'm excited to continue my banking career in South Jersey with a flourishing organization," said Knestaut. "Republic Bank's focus on convenience and fanatical customer service is resonating throughout the region, and I'm proud to champion this mission in Sicklerville and beyond."
Building on the momentum of its aggressive growth plan, coined "The Power of Red is Back," Republic Bank continues to rapidly expand its regional footprint. In addition to its second location in Cherry Hill, NJ, it plans to open four other locations in 2017. As one of the largest Philadelphia-based retail banking institutions with 19 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 19 offices located in Abington, Bala Cynwyd, Center City Philadelphia, Mayfair, Media, Plymouth Meeting, Torresdale and Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and Berlin, Cherry Hill, Glassboro, Haddonfield, Marlton, Moorestown, Voorhees and Washington Township, New Jersey. In addition, through its subsidiary Oak Mortgage, Republic First Bank offers a wide range of mortgage products.
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.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/republic-bank-hires-sicklerville-store-manager-300474640.html
SOURCE Republic First Bancorp, Inc.