Republic Bank & Trust

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1977
  • The Beginning: acquisition of an 80+ year old Shelby County, Kentucky bank, renamed Republic Bank of Shelby County - Shelbyville
1982
  • Republic Bank & Trust Company founded
  • (Bardstown Road - Louisville)
1983
  • Acquisition of Republic Savings Bank - Benton
1984
  • New banking center established in Frankfort (100 Highway 676)
1985
  • Acquisition of another bank with branches in Paducah and Murray
  • Acquisition of another bank's branch in Elizabethtown
  • New banking center established in Lexington (651 Perimeter Drive)
1987
  • Construction of Republic Corporate Center, including a banking center, completed in downtown Louisville
1988
  • Acquisition of another bank in Mayfield
  • Third Louisville banking center opens (Hurstbourne Parkway)
1990
  • New banking centers established in Bowling Green and Owensboro
  • Fourth Louisville banking center opens (Brownsboro Road)
1992
  • Completion of new expanded Owensboro banking center
1993
  • Loan office opens in downtown Lexington
  • Construction of Republic Bank Place, including a banking center, completed on Louisville's Hurstbourne Parkway
1994
  • Second full service Lexington banking center opens (Harrodsburg Road)
  • All Republic banks combined November 4, 1994 as Republic Bank & Trust Company
1995
  • Downtown Lexington office converted to full service banking center
1996
  • Five new banking centers open (Louisville - Outer Loop, Baptist East, Dixie Highway, Paducah - Lone Oak, Frankfort - Versailles Road)
1997
  • Moved downtown Lexington banking center to Chevy Chase neighborhood.
  • Sale of Murray, Paducah, Lone Oak & Benton banking centers and credit card portfolio.
  • Opening of a temporary banking center at Hwy. 22 and Gene Snyder Fwy. (Louisville)
1998
  • Sale of Mayfield banking center
  • Republic Bancorp, Inc., holding company, completes IPO of 2.14 million shares of Class A common stock.
  • Opened 4th banking center in Lexington - Andover
  • Moved Elizabethtown banking center to Ring Road
  • Opened 9th banking center in Louisville - Lexington Road (St. Matthews)
  • Acquired Refunds Now, a tax refund loan and check provider. Name later changed to Tax Refund Solutions
1999
  • Opened 10th banking center in Louisville - Bardstown Road (Fern Creek)
  • Construction of Republic Bank Building in Springhurst completed (Hwy. 22 and Gene Snyder)
  • Launched Internet Banking at www.republicbank.com
  • Opened Loan Production Office (LPO) in southern Indiana (Clarksville)
2000
  • Opened 11th banking center in Louisville area - US Hwy 42 (Prospect)
2001
  • Started new bank Republic Bank & Trust Company of Indiana at Clarksville LPO
2002
  • Opened Republic Bank & Trust Company of Indiana's second banking center in New Albany, IN (3001-5 Charlestown Crossing Way off of Charlestown Rd.)
  • Opened 12th banking center in Louisville - Blankenbaker (corner of Blankenbaker Pkwy and Shelbyville Rd, Douglas Hills)
  • Opened 13th banking center in Louisville - West Broadway (corner of 21st and West Broadway)
2003
  • Opened 14th banking center in Louisville - Hikes Point (corner of Taylorsville Road and Breckenridge Lane)
  • Opened 15th banking center in Louisville - Jewish Hospital (224 East Muhammad Ali Blvd.)
  • Opened 16th banking center in Louisville - Jeffersontown (3811 Ruckriegel Parkway)
  • Opened 17th banking center in Louisville - New Cut (5125 New Cut Road)
  • Opened 18th banking center in Louisville - Poplar Level (1420 Poplar Level Road)
  • Opened 5th banking center in Lexington - Tates Creek (3608 Walden Drive)
2004
  • Opened 19th banking center in Louisville - Fern Valley (3605 Fern Valley Road)
  • Opened 1st banking center in Georgetown (430 Connector Road, off of Cherry Blossom Way)
  • Opened banking center in Jeffersonville, Indiana (3141 Highway 62) and consolidated Clarksville banking center to this location.
  • Opened the first Republic Finance Office in Louisville - Fern Creek (Cedar Springs - 6844 Bardstown Rd.)
2005
  • Opened the second Republic Finance Office in Louisville - Jeffersontown (Stony Brook - 9128 Taylorsville Rd.)
  • Opened 2nd banking center in Owensboro - Owensboro 54 (3332 Villa Point Drive in Woodlands Plaza off of Hwy 54 and Fairview Drive)
2006
  • Opened Republic Bank LPO Ft. Wright, Kentucky
  • Moved Louisville - Outer Loop to new location at 4808 Outer Loop
  • Converted Republic Bank LPO in Ft. Wright into a full service banking center
  • Acquired GulfStream Community Bank of Florida, with banking centers in Port Richey and New Port Richey, bringing Republic's total number of banking centers to 37.
  • Opened Republic Bank & Trust Company LPO in Wesley Chapel, Florida
  • Republic Bank & Trust Company and Republic Bank & Trust Company of Indiana merged into Republic Bank & Trust Company, a Kentucky chartered bank.
  • Changed the name of GulfStream Community Bank to Republic Bank, a federal savings bank
2007
  • Opened 1st banking center in Covington, Kentucky (535 Madison Avenue)
  • Opened 3rd banking center in Indiana - Floyds Knobs (4571 Duffy Road)
  • Opened 1st banking center in Shepherdsville, Kentucky (438 Highway 44 East)
  • Opened 3rd banking center in Florida - Palm Harbor (34650 U.S. Highway 19)
2008
  • Opened 1st banking center in Crestwood, Kentucky (6401 Claymont Crossing)
  • Opened 4th banking center in Florida - Temple Terrace (11502 North 56th St.)
  • Opened 1st banking center in Florence, Kentucky (8513 US Highway 42)
  • Opened 1st banking center in Independence, Kentucky (2051 Centennial Boulevard)
  • Opened 1st banking center in Ohio - Blue Ash (9683 Kenwood Road)
  • Opened 5th banking center in Florida - Hudson (9100 Hudson Avenue)
  • Renovation of Republic Plaza completed in downtown Louisville
2012
  • Acquired Tennessee Commerce Bank of Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Changed the name of Tennessee Commerce Bank to Republic Bank.
  • Acquired First Commercial Bank of Bloomington, Minnesota.
2013
  • Changed the name of First Commercial Bank to Republic Bank & Trust Company.
  • Moved Mallory Station Road banking center in Franklin to Cool Springs neighborhood
  • Opened 2nd banking center in Nashville – Green Hills
2016
  • Acquired Cornerstone Community Bank of St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Changed the name of Cornerstone Community Bank to Republic Bank.
  • Moved Blue Ash banking center to Norwood.
2017
  • Opened Republic Bank & Trust Company Loan Production Office (LPO) in Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Opened Vine Center location in Lexington - (333 West Vine Street)
2018
  • Opened Crestview Hills location - (25 Town Center Blvd)
  • Opened 7th banking center in Florida - Westshore (1300 North Westshore Blvd)
2019
  • Opened Republic Bank & Trust Company Loan Production Office (LPO) in Oldsmar, Florida
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