PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the holding company for Republic Bank, today announced the hiring of Gina Iacoviello as Vice President and Store Manager for the new Republic Bank Store in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Iacoviello's day-to-day responsibilities will include developing new business relationships and promoting the Republic Bank brand in the Cherry Hill market. Republic Bank is scheduled to open in Cherry Hill in February of 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100707/PH31611LOGO ) Prior to joining Republic Bank, Iacoviello was with TD Bank (formerly Commerce Bank) for sixteen years, six of which she spent as the bank's Store Manager in Cherry Hill. She was recognized for her Business Development achievements and named "Retailer of the Year" by TD Bank in 2009. Iacoviello's extensive banking experience as well as her involvement in the local Cherry Hill community makes her the perfect fit for Republic Bank's Customer-centric, community driven services as it enters the market. Iacoviello stated, "I'm excited to join Republic Bank and be a part of the expansion in the South Jersey region. I look forward to promoting the Republic Bank brand and making us the best bank in town." Republic Bank's Cherry Hill store will be located at 399 Route 70 East and will be the first of several new prototype stores scheduled to open in the next calendar year. The new location will be open 7 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. Republic Bank also offers free checking, free coin counting, ATM/Debit cards issued on the spot and Republic Bank Customers have access to more than 55,000 surcharge free ATMs worldwide via the Allpoint network. For more information about Republic Bank, visit www.myrepublicbank.com. About Republic Bank Republic 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 Statements 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. 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. SOURCE Republic First Bancorp, Inc.