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Republic Bank Opens 7th Tampa Area Banking Center in Westshore

May 14, 2018

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--Republic Bank announced today the opening of its 7 th banking center in the greater Tampa market at 1300 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, one mile south of International Plaza in Tampa, Florida.

“We are thrilled to open this new Republic Bank location in the Westshore district of Tampa,” said David Feaster, Republic Bank’s Florida Market President. “Our strong team of local long-standing Tampa bankers led by Jim Kirkpatrick – SVP, Market Manager – Hillsborough, are invested in the community and committed to taking care of our clients in this neighborhood.”

“We see the opening of this new banking center as a way to make banking ‘easier’ for our clients through the extended service hours offered by our Interactive Teller Machine (“ITM”). Our Westshore location will enhance our successful community-banking model in the Hillsborough County – Tampa region,” said Republic Bank Chairman and CEO Steve Trager. “We look forward to helping businesses and consumers achieve their financial goals and extending friendly, local lending.”

This banking center is the second Republic Bank location to feature an ITM exclusively for client transactions.

ITMs feature live customer service representatives through real-time video and allow for extended banking hours and greater convenience for bank clients. With ITMs, clients can easily make deposits without an envelope or deposit slip, cash checks for exact change, and make loan payments. Transactions are processed the same day, even after regular banking hours. The Republic Bank ITM offers convenient banking access from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition, this banking center will be staffed with bi-lingual associates to assist the community with their financial needs.

Headquartered in Louisville, with 45 banking centers across five states, and $5.1 billion in assets, Republic Bank is the largest, locally owned community bank in Kentucky. Republic Bank entered the Tampa, Florida market in 2006 and has grown its greater Tampa, Florida footprint to $290 million in loans and over $300 million in deposits.

About Republic Bank

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank currently has 45 full-service banking centers and one loan production office throughout five states: 32 banking centers in 11 Kentucky communities - Covington, Crestview Hills, Elizabethtown, Florence, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Shelbyville and Shepherdsville; three banking centers in southern Indiana – Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville and New Albany; seven banking centers in six Florida communities (Tampa MSA) – Largo, Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Seminole,Tampa and Temple Terrace; two banking centers in Tennessee – Cool Springs (Franklin) and Green Hills (Nashville) and one loan production office in Brentwood (Nashville); and one banking center in Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio. The Bank offers internet banking at . The Bank also offers separately branded, nation-wide digital banking at . The Company has $5.1 billion in assets and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The Company’s Class A Common Stock is listed under the symbol “RBCAA” on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

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CONTACT: Republic Bancorp, Inc.

Michael Sadofsky, 502-561-7125

Chief Marketing Officer

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA INDIANA KENTUCKY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE

SOURCE: Republic Bancorp, Inc.

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