Jun 11, 2015, 10:12 ET
PHILADELPHIA, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the parent company of Republic Bank, today announced that Michael Mikstas was named Vice President, Store Manager for its Berlin, New Jersey location. In this role, Mikstas will lead his team to provide exceptional Customer service while generating new business opportunities and working to increase brand awareness for the growing regional bank. A native of South Philadelphia and a Temple University graduate, Mikstas has more than 15 years of management experience in government, retail and banking sectors.
"Michael Mikstas's leadership skills and previous banking experience are exactly what we were looking for in this position," said Harry Madonna, Chairman and CEO of Republic Bank. "His intimate knowledge of the region and demonstrated commitment to meet and exceed Customer expectations supports our company's aggressive growth goals."
Prior to his hiring at Republic Bank, Mikstas was a Store Manager at Wells Fargo, where he managed multiple stores throughout Camden County and was honored with the President's Club award for his outstanding customer service and top sales production. Mikstas has also served as a Store Manager for TD Bank in the Berlin, Atco and Williamstown, New Jersey areas.
"I am proud to join Republic Bank and excited to continue its Customer-centric focus and strong tradition of community involvement," Mikstas commented. "By working in Southern New Jersey throughout my banking career, I've developed great relationships with businesses and individual consumers and look forward to introducing each of them to the fastest growing bank in the region."
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 with new stores in Marlton and Berlin, NJ scheduled to open in July. New store locations are planned for the next year in Washington Township, Moorestown, Medford, Gloucester Township and a second store in Cherry Hill, NJ. In addition, relocation is underway of its Ardmore store to an innovative all-glass store in Wynnewood, PA. As one of the largest Philadelphia-based banking institutions with 15 convenient locations regionally, 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 fifteen offices located in Abington, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Plymouth Meeting, Media and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, Voorhees and Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Forward Looking Statements
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