Republic Bank Appoints Francis Mitchell as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer

Republic Bancorp

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the parent company of Republic First Bank d/b/a Republic Bank, announced the recent appointment of Francis “Fran” Mitchell as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, effective June 1, 2023. Fran brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the banking and finance industry based on his background holding senior positions at several notable financial institutions. He will report to Mike Harrington, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Fran will play a key role in overseeing and optimizing the Bank’s financial performance and further strengthening its position in the market. Fran was most recently with Truist Securities in a depository and capital markets advisory role, where he collaborated closely with leading community and regional banks. His extensive background in asset and liability management, investment portfolio management, strategic finance, capital markets and financial modeling makes him a valuable addition to the Bank as it continues to lay the foundation to evolve into a more efficient and profitable organization.

“We are delighted to welcome Fran to the Bank and look forward to the positive impact he will have on the organization,” said Mike Harrington. “His vast experience and deep understanding of the community and regional banking industry will be very beneficial as we continue to execute on our strategic plan and focus on driving sustainable growth. Fran’s expertise in asset liability management will be especially useful as we navigate the dynamic financial landscape and prioritize enhancing value for all shareholders and stakeholders. This announcement is a testament to our commitment to attract and retain new talent and the ongoing strengthening of our leadership team to support and drive the execution of our long-term goals.”

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Fran’s previous roles span numerous financial institutions, including Bar Harbor Bank, Webster Bank, and Toronto Dominion Bank. He received a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Temple University, an International Master of Business Administration from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Drexel University.

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