PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the holding company for Republic Bank, today announced the hiring of Grace D'Esterre as the Store Manager of its Haddonfield, NJ location. Grace's responsibilities as Store Manager include developing new business, maintaining exisiting Customer relationships, and promoting the Republic Bank Brand in the local community. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100707/PH31611LOGO) Grace brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to Republic Bank and has worked for both J.P. Morgan and GE Capital. Prior to joining Republic Bank, Grace was most recently a Branch Manager with Beneficial Bank in Burlington County, NJ. Grace's experience in financial services and bank management, as well as her commitment to Customer Service, make her a perfect fit for Republic Bank. Grace stated, "I'm excited to join Republic Bank and be a part of a growing organization. I look forward to working with a great team and continuing to make Republic Bank the best bank in town." About Republic BankRepublic Bank, a subsidiary of Republic First Bancorp, Inc., 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 Voorhees and Haddonfield, New Jersey. For more information about Republic Bank, visit myrepublicbank.com. Forward Looking StatementsThe 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. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. You should carefully review the risk factors described in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The words "would be," "could be," "should be," "probability," "risk," "target," "objective," "may," "will," "estimate," "project," "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "plan," "seek," "expect" and similar expressions or variations on such 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 U.S. 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.