Republic Bank To Open Banking Center In Downtown Lexington’s CentrePointe Development

Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic” or the “Bank”) is proud to announce that its Board of Directors has approved the opening of the Bank’s fifth Lexington, Kentucky banking center and its 43 rd overall. This new banking center is scheduled to open in late 2015, pending regulatory approval, and will be located in Lexington’s new CentrePointe development at the corner of Main Street and South Limestone.

The CentrePointe project sits on nearly two acres in downtown Lexington. Republic will anchor the first floor of this new ten floor office building. Also included in this project is an 11 story Marriott hotel with an additional seven floors containing 23 condos, a separate Marriott extended stay hotel with 90 apartments atop and first floor retail, and an underground parking garage.

Republic will offer full-service personal and business banking along with a 24-hour ATM, an after-hours night depository and safe deposit boxes. In addition, the office will house Private Banking, Treasury Management and Commercial Lending officers.

“We are excited about opening a full service banking center in downtown Lexington. We look forward to making many new friends and serving our existing clients in this growing area of town,” said Bo Henry, Market President – Central Kentucky Region.

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) currently has 42 banking centers and is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank has 33 banking centers in 12 Kentucky communities - Covington, Crestwood, Elizabethtown, Florence, Frankfort, Georgetown, Independence, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Shelbyville and Shepherdsville; three banking centers in southern Indiana – Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville and New Albany; three banking centers in Florida – Hudson, Port Richey and Temple Terrace; two banking centers in Tennessee – Cool Springs (Franklin) and Green Hills (Nashville); and one banking center in Blue Ash (Cincinnati), Ohio. The Bank offers internet banking at . The Company has $3.5 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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