Keith J. Comtois Joins RepublicBankAz as Vice President, Commercial Banking

Phoenix, Arizona, UNITED STATES

PHOENIX, Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RepublicBankAz (OTCQB:RBAZ) announced that Keith J. Comtois has joined the Bank as vice president of commercial banking. This announcement was made by President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Tapscott.

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“Keith brings to the Bank over 35 years of commercial banking and lending experience,” stated Tapscott. “As a community business bank we are fortunate to have someone of Keith’s extensive commercial banking and lending experience. His background of commercial lending, business development, credit risk management and client relationship building is exactly the talent we need to help us grow the Bank,” concluded Tapscott.

“I’m definitely excited to be part of the commercial banking group at RepublicBankAz,” noted Comtois. “The Bank’s relationship based and client-centric philosophy to grow the bank is just one of the reasons why I decided to join RBAZ.  It’s my job to provide our business clients with the credit and cash management solutions to help their business compete and grow their business.”

Prior to joining RepublicBankAz, Comtois was senior vice president with BankFinancial FSB and vice president for Coveted Financial Services.  He also held positions as senior vice president with American Enterprise Bank and FirstMerit Bank. Comtois holds a master of business administration degree with Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor of art degree from Duke University.

About RepublicBankAz 
RepublicBankAz, N.A., is a locally owned and managed Arizona community bank specializing in meeting the financial needs of closely held businesses and professionals within the greater Phoenix area. RepublicBankAz provides a variety of commercial and professional banking services including commercial and real estate lending, cash management, checking and investments, merchant bankcard, and other banking support services. The bank’s corporate offices are located at 909 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. 602.277.2500 | | Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC