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10/23/14Metro Bancorp Reports Seventh Straight Quarter of Record Net Income; Net Income Up 18%; EPS Increases 19%, Loans Grow 13% and Deposits Up 7%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2014-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported record quarterly net income of $5.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, compared to net income of $4.7 million, or $0.32 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2013. This represents the seventh straight quarter tha... 
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10/20/14Metro Bancorp Issues Statement Regarding Director Nominations
No Shareholder Action Required at This Time HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2014-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (“Metro” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today confirmed that is has received notice on behalf of the PL Capital Group, which has disclosed beneficial ownership of approximately 8.8% of the outstanding shares of Metro, that it intends to submit nominations of two candidates ... 
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10/14/14Metro Bancorp Announces Plan to Enhance Shareholder Returns and Earnings
Issues Letter to Shareholders HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 14, 2014-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (“Metro” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today announced a series of initiatives that its Board of Directors has approved to increase shareholder returns and improve profitability by reducing costs. These include: The initiation of an annual dividend of $0.28 per commo... 
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07/23/14Metro Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Net Income of $5.1 Million; EPS up 25% and Loans Grow 14%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2014-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported record quarterly net income of $5.1 million, or $0.35 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to net income of $4.0 million, or $0.28 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2013. The Company also reported net loan growth of $221.7 ... 
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04/24/14Metro Bancorp Reports Net Income of $4.9 Million; EPS up 31% and Loans Grow 15%
HARRISBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 24, 2014-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported net income of $4.9 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to net income of $3.6 million, or $0.26 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2013. The Company also reported net loan growth of $231.4 million, or 15%, over ... 
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01/27/14Metro Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Net Income of $4.9 Million; EPS Up 42% and Loans Grow 15%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2014-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported record financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. The Company recorded net income of $4.9 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to net income of $3.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted common share, for t... 
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10/21/13Metro Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Net Income of $4.7 Million; EPS up 136% and Loans Grow 13%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2013-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported record quarterly net income of $4.7 million, or $0.33 per common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, compared to net income of $2.0 million, or $0.14 per common share for the third quarter of 2012. The Company also reported net loan growth of $195.9 million, or 1... 
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07/22/13Metro Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Net Income of $4.0 Million; EPS up 47% and Loans Grow 9%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 22, 2013-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported record quarterly net income of $4.0 million, or $0.28 per common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to net income of $2.8 million, or $0.19 per common share for the second quarter of 2012. The Company also reported net loan growth of $139.2 million, or 9%, a... 
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04/22/13Metro Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Net Income of $3.6 Million; EPS up 37% and Loans Grow 7%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 22, 2013-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported record quarterly net income of $3.6 million, or $0.26 per common share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company also reported net loan growth of $98.6 million, or 7%, and an increase in total deposits of $110.0 million, or 5%, over the past twelve months. ... 
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01/25/13Metro Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income of $3.5 Million; Loans Grow 6% and Deposits up 8%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2013-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012. The Company recorded net income of $3.5 million, or $0.24 per common share, for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to net income of $2.5 million, or $0.18 per common share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. Ne... 
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12/21/12Metro Bancorp Appoints Rodney Messick to Board of Directors
HARRISBURG, Pa. (December 21, 2012) — Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today announced the appointment of J. Rodney Messick to the Company’s Board of Directors, expanding the board to 9 members. Messick is the chief financial officer of Homesale Realty Service Group, Inc., parent company of Prudential Homesale Services Group -- the leading real estate company serving the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area and South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. &... 
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10/23/12Metro Bank Announces FDIC Consent Order Terminated
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2012-- Metro Bank today announced that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has terminated the Consent Order it issued to the bank on April 29, 2010. The FDIC Consent Order was associated with certain alleged deficiencies in the bank’s Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (AML/BSA) program that arose out of regulatory examinations conducted in 2009 and 2010. A similar order b... 
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10/22/12Metro Bancorp Reports Third Quarter Net Income  of $2.0 Million; Deposits Grow 9%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2012-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported net income of $2.0 million, or $0.14 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. The Company also reported an increase in total deposits of $184.5 million, or 9%, over the past twelve months. Financial Highlights ... 
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07/23/12Metro Bancorp Reports a 39% Increase in Second Quarter Net Income to $2.8 Million; Deposits Grow 10%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2012-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported net income of $2.8 million, or $0.19 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company also reported an increase in total deposits of $194.5 million, or 10%, over the past twelve months.   ... 
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04/23/12Metro Bancorp Reports a 75% Increase in First Quarter Net Income to $2.7 Million; Deposits Grow 11%
HARRISBURG, Pa., Apr 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported net income of $2.7 million, or $0.19 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The Company also reported an increase in core deposits of $196 million, or 11%, over the past twelve months. ... 
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01/27/12Metro Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income of $2.5 Million; Core Deposits up 15%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2012-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2011. The Company recorded net income of $2.5 million, or $0.18 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to net income of $1.5 million, or $0.10 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2010. The Company also reported core deposit ... 
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10/24/11Metro Bancorp Reports Third Quarter Results; Total Loans and Deposits Continue to Grow
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2011. The Company recorded a net loss of $5.7 million, or $0.41 per share, for the third quarter of 2011 compared to a net loss of $6.2 million, or $0.46 per share, for the third quarter of 2010. Third... 
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07/25/11Metro Bancorp Reports Net Income of $2.0 Million; Asset Quality Continues to Improve
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jul 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported net income of $2.0 million, or $0.14, per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The Company also reported that asset quality improved for the fourth consecutive quarter. Second Quarter Financial Highlights (in millions, except per share data) ... 
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07/14/11Metro Bank Promotes Adam Metz to Chief Lending Officer
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jul 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bank (NASDAQ: METR) today announced the promotion of Adam Metz to senior vice president and chief lending officer of both the Bank and its parent company, Metro Bancorp, Inc. Metz previously was senior vice president and area manager for Metro Bank's Harrisburg market, which consists of 17 store locations in Cumberland and Dauphin counties. He joined the bank in 2004 as vice president and middle ma... 
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05/06/11Metro Bank Names Perc Moser as Chief Operating Officer, Lori Calhoun as Chief Risk Officer
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bank (NASDAQ: METR) today announced that Percival (Perc) B. Moser, III has joined the bank as senior vice president and chief operating officer and Lori A. Calhoun has joined the bank as senior vice president and chief risk officer. Moser previously was an executive vice president at TD Bank (formerly Commerce Bank), where he was responsible for all commercial and credit support operations. Calh... 
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04/21/11Metro Bancorp Reports First Quarter Net Income of $1.5 Million; Total Revenues up 10%
HARRISBURG, Pa., Apr 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported net income of $1.5 million, or $0.11, per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. The Company also reported an increase of $2.6 million, or 10%, in total revenues over the same period of last year as well as growth in deposits and loans. First Quarter Financ... 
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01/27/11Metro Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income of $1.5 Million; Total Revenues up 13%
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported net income of $1.5 million, or $0.10 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2010, compared to a net loss of $890,000, or $(0.07) per share, for the fourth quarter 2009. Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased 13% over the same period of 2009. The Company also reported a decrease o... 
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11/09/10Metro Bank's New 'Pay Anyone' Service Enables People to Pay Anyone Using E-mail or Cell Number
Personal payments deposited in as fast as one business day HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bank today introduced Pay Anyone, a new free feature of its online bill pay service that enables people to send personal payments to anyone with a U.S. bank account just by using the recipient's e-mail or cell phone number. Payments are sent directly from the sender's bank account to the recipient's bank account - regardless of his or her financ... 
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10/29/10Metro Bancorp Reports Third Quarter Results;Total Revenues up 8%, Total Deposits Increase 11%
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported its financial results for the period ending September 30, 2010. Total deposits increased by 11% over the past twelve months and total revenues for the third quarter increased 8% over the same quarter of 2009. During the third quarter of 2010, the Company recorded a net loss of $6.2 million, or $0.... 
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09/27/10Metro Bank Launches America's Next Great Credit Card
Features Low Rate, No Annual Fees, No Late Fees HARRISBURG, Pa., Sep 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bank today announced the launch of America's Next Great Credit Card, a personal Visa(R) credit card that is expected to instantly win customers thanks to an amazingly low interest rate and lack of fees. The Metro Bank Personal Visa Credit Card features a 9.90% annual percentage rate, no annual fees, no late fees and no balance transfer fees. Acc... 
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07/22/10Metro Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Results; Total Revenues up 14%, Total Deposits Increase 6%
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jul 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, reported a 14% increase in total revenues and a 6% increase in total deposits for the period ending June 30, 2010, as well as improvement in net income over the previous quarter announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman, President and CEO. Second Quarter Financial Highlights ... 
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05/04/10Metro Bancorp Reports First Quarter Results;Core Deposits Increase 10%
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, reported a 10% increase in core deposits and an 11% increase in total deposits for the first quarter, as well as profit improvement over the previous quarter announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman, President and CEO. First Quarter Financial Highli... 
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03/15/10Metro Bancorp and Republic First Bancorp Terminate Merger Agreement
HARRISBURG, Pa., Mar 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Metro Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: METR) and Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK) today announced that their boards of directors have voted to terminate their merger agreement, dated November 7, 2008, because of uncertainties regarding regulatory approval of the application for the merger. "Although we saw many benefits from the merger, we now intend to resume our focus on growing our earnings, organic growt... 
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02/04/10Metro Bancorp Reports a 10% Increase in Core Deposits; Total Deposits Now Exceed $1.8 Billion
Metro Bancorp, Inc. Fourth Quarter 2009 HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, reported a 10% increase in core deposits and an 11% increase in total deposits for the fourth quarter, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman, President and CEO. Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights (in millions, except per share data) Quarter Ended ... 
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12/22/09Metro Bancorp and Republic First Bancorp Extend Merger Closing Deadline to March 31, 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Metro Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: METR), formerly Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc., and Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK) today announced that a contractual deadline for the closing of the merger of Republic First Bancorp into Metro Bancorp has been extended to March 31, 2010. The extension provides the companies additional time to obtain required regulatory approvals for the merger. It also allows eit... 
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10/29/09Metro Bancorp and Republic First Bancorp Extend Merger Closing Deadline to Dec. 31
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2009-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: METR), formerly Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc., and Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK) today announced that a contractual deadline for the closing of the merger of Republic First Bancorp into Metro Bancorp has been extended to Dec. 31, 2009. The extension provides the companies additional time to obtain required regulatory approvals for the mer... 
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10/26/09Metro Bancorp Raises $77.9 Million in Common Stock Offering and Reports an Increase in Loans and Deposits
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct 26, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, reported that the Company has raised $77.9 million in new capital through a common stock offering during the third quarter and the subsequent exercise of a 10% over-allotment option by the offering underwriters. The Company also reported increased loans and deposits for the third quarter, announced Gary L. Nalbandia... 
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10/13/09Metro Bancorp, Inc. Over-Allotment Option Exercised
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2009-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: METR) announced today the closing of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 625,000 shares of Metro Bancorp, Inc.’s common stock at a purchase price of $11.40 per share to the underwriters and $12.00 per share to the public. The over-allotment option was granted in connection with Metro Bancorp, ... 
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09/30/09Metro Bancorp, Inc. Completes Sale of 6,250,000 Shares of Common Stock
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 30, 2009-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market:METR) announced today that it has completed its offering of 6.25 million shares of its common stock to the public at $12.00 per share. Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. and RBC Capital Markets Corporation acted as co-book running managers for the offering. The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed w... 
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09/25/09Metro Bancorp, Inc. Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 25, 2009-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: METR) announced today that it has priced a public offering of 6,250,000 shares of its common stock to the public at $12.00 per share. The Company also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 625,000 shares to cover over-allotments, if any. The sale is expected to settle on September 30, 2009, subject to customary closing conditions. ... 
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09/21/09Metro Bancorp, Inc. Announces Common Stock Offering
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2009-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: METR) announced today that it expects to offer and sell approximately $75 million of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. and RBC Capital Markets Corporation are acting as co-book running managers for the offering. The shares will be issued pursuant to a prospectus supplement filed as part of an existing... 
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08/07/09Metro Bancorp Reports Conversion and Rebranding Completed as Well as an Increase in Loans and Deposits
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2009-- Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: METR), parent company of Metro Bank, reported increased total assets, loans, and deposits for the second quarter of 2009 announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman, President and CEO. The Company also reported that it has successfully transitioned all services previously provided to it by TD Bank, N.A. and Commerce Bancorp, LLC (formerly Commerce Ban... 
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08/06/09Metro Bancorp Announces Filing of Universal Shelf Registration Statement
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Metro Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: METR) (the "Company"), today announced that it has filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The registration statement is subject to review by the SEC. The filing of the shelf registration does not require Metro to issue securities. If and when declared effective by the SEC, the Company may, from... 
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07/31/09Metro Bancorp and Republic First Bancorp Announce Extension of Merger Closing Deadline
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2009-- Metro Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: METR), formerly Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc., and Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK) today announced that a contractual deadline for the closing of the merger of Republic First Bancorp into Metro Bancorp has been extended to October 31, 2009. The extension provides the companies additional time to obtain required regulatory approvals for the mer... 
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07/09/09Metro Bank Names Former Commerce Bancorp Executive as Chief Lending Officer
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2009-- Metro Bank today announced that Peter M. Musumeci, Jr. has joined the bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Prior to joining Metro Bank, Musumeci was Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for Commerce Bancorp Inc. of Cherry Hill, NJ. Musumeci started with Commerce Bancorp in 1974, just one year after the bank was founded. As Senior Lender, and eventually Senior Credit Officer, he played a key role in buil... 
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06/15/09Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp is Now Metro Bancorp
New NASDAQ Symbol is METR HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 15, 2009-- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. today announced that the company is now operating under the name Metro Bancorp Inc. Metro Bancorp, parent company of Metro Bank (formerly Commerce Bank/Harrisburg), is a regional financial services retailer based in Harrisburg, Pa. The company, listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, now trades under the stock ticker symbol METR.... 
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05/01/09Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Increase in Assets, Loans and Deposits
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 1, 2009-- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, reported increased total assets, loans, and deposits for the first quarter of 2009 announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman, President and CEO.       ... 
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03/19/09Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Shareholders Approve Proposal to Acquire and Merge with Republic First Bancorp
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2009-- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: COBH), holding company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, announced that its shareholders today approved its proposal to acquire and merge with Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), holding company of Republic First Bank. Pennsylvania Commerce shareholders also approved today a proposal to amend the company’s articles of incorporation to increase the... 
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01/27/09Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Net Income for 2008 and EPS up 84%; Loans Increase 24%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2009--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, reported increased total assets, loans, deposits and revenues for the fourth quarter of 2008 as well as record net income and earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2008 announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman, President and CEO. 2008 Financial Highlights (dollars... 
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11/10/08Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp to Acquire Republic First Bancorp and Become Metro Bancorp
Combined Growth Company to Expand in PA, NJ and Beyond HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2008--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: COBH), holding company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, and Philadelphia-based Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), holding company of Republic First Bank, today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement to merge to form Metro Bancorp Inc. With headquarters in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Metro Bancorp wil... 
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11/07/08Pennsylvania Department of Banking Approves Application of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, to Convert to State-Chartered Bank
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) has announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Banking has approved the application of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, Pennsylvania Commerce's bank subsidiary, to convert from a national bank charter to a state bank charter effective today. The formal agreement and consent order which Commerce Bank/Harrisburg entered into with the Office of the Comptroller ... 
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10/15/08Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Net Income up 85% and EPS up 86%; Loans Increase 24%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported record assets, loans, deposits and revenues for the third quarter of 2008, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. Net income and earnings per share also increased dramatically over the third quarter of 2007. Third Quarter Financial Highlights ---------------------------------------------... 
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07/15/08Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Net Income and EPS; Loans Increase 21%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 2008--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported record loans, revenues, net income and earnings per share for the second quarter of 2008, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. Second Quarter 2008 Financial Highlights ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ... 
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07/10/08Russell 3000 Adds Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp to Index
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2008--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), the $2 billion-asset parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, today announced that Russell Investments, upon reconstituting its family of U.S. equity indexes, has added the bank holding company to the Russell 3000 Index. Russell's index reconstitution process is followed closely by investors because the Russell indexes currently have $4.4 trillion in assets benchmarked to them... 
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04/16/08Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Quarterly Net Income and EPS; Loans Increase 15%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2008--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported record loans, revenues, net income and earnings per share for the first quarter of 2008, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. First Quarter 2008 Financial Highlights ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ... 
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01/22/08Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Net Income Up 62%; Loans Increase 18%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2008--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased assets, loans and net income for the fourth quarter of 2007, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Highlights ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ... 
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10/18/07Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Net Income Up 13%; Assets Surpass $2 Billion
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2007--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased assets, deposits, loans and net income for the third quarter of 2007, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. Third Quarter Financial Highlights ---------------------------------------------------------------------- September 30, 2007 ... 
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10/12/07Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Names Ritter Chief Operating Officer
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct 12, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) and subsidiary Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, today announced that Mark A. Ritter has joined the bank as chief operating officer. Ritter joins Commerce Bank with more than 20 years of financial services experience. He will oversee the bank's operations, finance and risk functions. He will report to Commerce Bank Chairman, President and CEO Gary L. Nalbandian. "Mark is a seasoned executive wi... 
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10/02/07Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Statement on Commerce Bancorp Agreement with TD Bank Financial Group
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct 02, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) Chairman, President and CEO Gary L. Nalbandian today issued this statement on the announcement by New Jersey-based Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:CBH) that Commerce Bancorp has signed an agreement to merge with TD Bank Financial Group of Toronto, Canada: "Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp and its subsidiary Commerce Bank/Harrisburg are not part of the agreement between Commerce Bancorp and TD Bank F... 
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07/19/07Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Core Deposits Grow 11%, Loans Increase 20%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 2007--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased assets, deposits, and loans for the second quarter of 2007, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------------------------------------------- June 30, 2007 ... 
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07/10/07Commerce Bank Promotes Ritrievi to Market President
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2007--Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, "America's Most Convenient Bank," today announced the promotion of Rory G. Ritrievi to market president. Ritrievi, previously the bank's chief lending officer, will manage all aspects of business development and service delivery for retail and commercial banking, including deposit and lending relationships. He will report to Chairman, President and CEO Gary L. Nalbandian. "The new role of market pre... 
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04/20/07Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Core Deposits Grow 11%, Loans Increase 20%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2007--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased assets, deposits, and loans for the first quarter of 2007, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, 2007 ... 
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01/23/07Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Core Deposits Grow 20%, Loans Increase 19%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2007--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol: COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased assets, deposits, and loans for the fourth quarter of 2006, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. 2006 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Year Ended ... 
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01/12/07Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Announces Resignation and Senior Management Appointment
HARRISBURG, PA.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2007--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, today announced changes to the bank's senior executive management team. David B. Skerpon, executive vice president and chief retail officer, has tendered his resignation to become senior vice president and chief community banking officer of First Reliance Bank in South Carolina. Upon submitting his resignation, Ske... 
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10/20/06Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Core Deposits Increase 15%, Loans Up 23%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2006--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased assets, deposits, and loans for the third quarter of 2006, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman. THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------------------------------------------- September 30, 2006 ... 
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07/28/06Company Profile for Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc.
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, a regional financial services retailer based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, "America's Most Convenient Bank," has produced continuous strong growth since its first office opened in 1985. The bank has a growing network of convenient locations in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Commerce's hallmark products and se... 
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07/19/06Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Core Deposits Increase 17%, Loans Up 24%
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 2006--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased assets, deposits, and loans for the second quarter of 2006, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ----------------------------------- June 30, 2006 ... 
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06/27/06Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Named to New NASDAQ Global Select Market; New market tier features world's highest qualification standards
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2006--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, today announced that the growing financial services retailer has been named to be included in the NASDAQ Global Select Market when the new NASDAQ tier becomes effective Monday, July 3. The new market tier, created in conjunction with the renaming of the NASDAQ National Market to the NASDAQ Global Market, has the highest listing standar... 
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04/18/06Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Deposits Increase 23%, Loans Up 28%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2006--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased assets, deposits, and loans for the first quarter of 2006, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------- March 31, 2006 ... 
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01/19/06Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Deposits Increase 18%, Loans up 28%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2006--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased deposits, assets and loans for the fourth quarter of 2005, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. 2005 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ------------------------- Year Ended ... 
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10/24/05Commerce Bank Announces Loan Program Focused on Minority, Women Entrepreneurs; SBA Approves Commerce as CommunityExpress Lender; Program Connects Borrowers with Capital, Technical Assistance
EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct 24, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, the sole banking subsidiary of Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the bank's status as a CommunityExpress Lender, enabling it to offer an SBA-guaranteed loan program focused on minority and women entrepreneurs and small businesses in low- and moderate-income areas. "Access to capital is an obstacle that too man... 
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10/19/05Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Deposits Increase 25%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2005--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported increased earnings, deposits, assets and loans for the third quarter of 2005, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------- SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 ... 
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08/15/05Commerce Bank Surpasses $500 Million in Commercial Loans; Commercial real estate loans exceed $300 million; Business loans break $200 million
EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2005--Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, the sole banking subsidiary of Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), today announced that the bank has surpassed $500 million in total commercial loans. "As we grow, we are finding that organizations are increasingly interested in our unique service model and how we can meet their lending needs," said Commerce Bank Chief Lending Officer Rory Ritrievi. "In response, we continue to ... 
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08/04/05Commerce Bank's Government Banking Business Soars
Government deposits up 50 percent over last year EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP, PA (Aug. 4, 2005) - Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, the sole banking subsidiary of Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: COBH), today announced that its no-fee government-banking model is attracting record deposits. Total public fund deposits in 2005 are up 50 percent over last year. "The pressure has never been greater for governmental organizations to reduce their expenditures without sacrificing the serv... 
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07/19/05Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Earnings Up 17% Deposits Increase 26%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 2005---Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market Symbol:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A., reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the second quarter of 2005, announced Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ----------------------------------- JUNE 30, 2005... 
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07/12/05Commerce Bank Announces Five-Year Growth Plan; Bank sets goal of 55 stores, $4 billion in deposits by 2010
EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2005--Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, the sole banking subsidiary of Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), today announced a five-year growth plan to more than double its branch network to as many as 55 stores and increase its deposits to more than $4 billion by 2010. Commerce Bank/Harrisburg currently has 25 stores in five Pennsylvania counties and plans to expand its network to 28 offices by year-end, with openings... 
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06/28/05Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Joins Russell 3000 Index
EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2005--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, today announced that the Russell Investment Group, upon reconstituting its family of 23 U.S. equity indexes, has added the bank holding company to the Russell 3000 Index. Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion for Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp in the small-cap Russell 20... 
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04/19/05Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Earnings up 28%; Deposits Increase 25%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2005--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A. reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the first quarter of 2005, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------- March 3... 
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02/10/05Commerce Bank to Open Four New Stores, Create 100 New Jobs In 2005; Will Open Prototype Stores in Berks, Lebanon and York Counties
EAST PENNSBORO TWP., Pa., Feb 10, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, the sole banking subsidiary of Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), today announced plans to build four new stores and create 100 career opportunities in 2005, the bank's 20th anniversary year. The new stores will expand Commerce Bank's branch network to 28 stores in five Pennsylvania counties and increase the bank's total employment to more than 800. "Since Commerce Bank first opened ... 
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01/31/05Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Declares Two-for-One Stock Split
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2005--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market:COBH) has declared a two-for-one stock split on the Company's common stock outstanding, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. Said Nalbandian, "Our financial performance this past year has been marked by record earnings and as a result we would like to reward our shareholders with this dividend." The 2-for-1 stock split, to be paid in th... 
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01/19/05Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Earnings up 32%; Deposits Increase 28%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2005--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market Symbol:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A. reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2004, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS DECEMBER 31, 2004 ... 
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11/02/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Completes Sale of 460,000 Shares of Common Stock
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) announced today that it has completed its offering of 460,000 shares of its common stock at $49.00 per share. The 60,000 share underwriters' option to cover over-allotments was fully exercised. Sandler O'Neill and Partners, L.P. was the sole bookrunner and lead manager for the offering and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC was the co-manager. The offering was made pursuant to an effective reg... 
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11/01/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Sells 400,000 Shares of Common Stock
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) announced that it had entered into a purchase agreement for the offering of 400,000 shares of its common stock at $49.00 per share. The Company also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 60,000 shares to cover over-allotments, if any. The sale is expected to settle on November 2, 2004 subject to customary closing conditions. Sandler O'Neill and Partners, L.P. is the ... 
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10/20/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Earnings up 44%; Deposits Increase 26%
CAMP HILL, Pa., Oct 20, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A. reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the third quarter of 2004, as announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. SEPTEMBER 30, 2004 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------- ... 
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10/13/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Announces Transfer to NASDAQ National Market
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market: COBH) announced that effective as of the open of market today, its common stock will trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market's National Market System. Previously, the common stock was quoted on the Nasdaq's Small Cap Market. The Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp common stock will continue to trade under the ticker symbol "COBH." Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is a $1.18 billion ban... 
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08/17/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Announces Filing for Public Offering of Common Stock
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq Small Cap:COBH) announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed offering of 500,000 shares of its common stock, subject to market and other conditions. All of the shares will be offered by the Company. The Company also expects to grant the underwriters of the proposed offering a 30-day option to purchase up to 75,000 shares to co... 
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07/22/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Earnings up 32%; Deposits Increase 25%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Small Cap Market Symbol:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A. reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the second quarter of 2004, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. JUNE 30, 2004 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------... 
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07/22/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq Small Cap:COBH) announced today that it intends to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed offering of approximately 500,000 shares of its common stock, subject to market and other conditions. The Company also expects to grant the underwriters of the proposed offering an option to purchase up to an additional 75,000 shares to cover over-allotments, i... 
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05/21/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Announces Amendment to Stock Purchase Plan
EAST PENNSBORO TWP., Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, today announced that its Board of Directors has amended the Company's Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan to allow shareholders to make purchases monthly effective June 1, 2004. Purchases previously were permitted quarterly. Through the plan, shareholders will be able to make voluntary cash payments of up to $5,000 per m... 
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04/30/04Commerce Bank Applauds Gov. Rendell's Creation of New Office of Financial Education
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2004--Commerce Bank /Harrisburg, NA (NASDAQ:COBH), Chairman, President and CEO Gary L. Nalbandian today applauded Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell's creation of the Commonwealth's new Office of Financial Education. The office was established today by Executive Order. "There is an alarming lack of financial literacy in America," Nalbandian said. "Surveys show that too many Americans are uneducated on concepts that are basic to financial well-bei... 
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04/20/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Earnings up 17%; Deposits Increase 21%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Small Cap Market Symbol:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the first quarter of 2004, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. ====================================================================== MARCH 31, 2004 FIR... 
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01/28/04Commerce Bank Appoints John J. Cardello to Board of Directors
CAMP HILL, Pa., Jan 28, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, today announced the appointment of John J. Cardello, CPA, to the bank's Board of Directors, expanding the board to nine members. Cardello is partner at Seligman, Friedman & Co., PC, certified public accountants and consultants. A resident of York, PA, Cardello is responsible for the accounting and auditing functions of Seligman, Friedman & ... 
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01/27/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Earnings Assets Exceed $1 Billion
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Small Cap Market Symbol:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported increased deposits, assets and loans for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2003, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. DECEMBER 31, 2003 FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS -----------------------... 
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01/23/04Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Declares 5% Stock Dividend
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2004--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) Chairman Gary L. Nalbandian today declared a 5% stock dividend on the bank-holding company's common stock outstanding. "Our financial performance this past year has again been marked by record earnings," Nalbandian said. "We are pleased to reward our shareholders with this dividend." The dividend is payable Feb. 24, 2004 to shareholders of record Feb. 6, 2004. This marks the 11th... 
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01/07/04Commerce Bank Park to Become New Home of Harrisburg Senators; 15-Year Sponsorship Will Support Major Stadium Improvements
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2004--Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, NA, Chairman, President and CEO Gary L. Nalbandian and City of Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed today announced that, in conjunction with a 15-year sponsorship commitment, Harrisburg Riverside Stadium, home of the Harrisburg Senators, will now be known as Commerce Bank Park. Commerce Bank will support the stadium, located on Harrisburg's City Island recreational complex, through $3.5 million in sponsorship fu... 
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10/21/03Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Deposit Growth of 22%
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2003--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported increased deposits, assets and loans for the third quarter of 2003, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. September 30, 2003 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------- ... 
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10/10/03Company Profile for Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc.
--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, a subsidiary of Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), opened its first office in Camp Hill, PA, in June of 1985. In the years since, the Bank has cultivated a unique retail model that has produced dynamic growth. The Bank has more than doubled its number of branches throughout Central Pennsylvania in the last three years, growing a network of more than 20 stores in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon and York counties... 
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07/22/03Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Earnings; Deposits Grow 27%
CAMP HILL, Pa., Jul 22, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the second quarter of 2003, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. June 30, 2003 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ----------------------------------- ... 
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04/17/03Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Earnings Deposits Grow 32%
CAMP HILL, Pa., Apr 17, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Small Cap Market Symbol:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the first quarter of 2003, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. March 31, 2003 FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ----------------------------... 
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01/28/03Commerce Bank Announces Expansion Plans; Expects to Hire Many New Employees
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2003--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH), one of the region's fastest-growing financial services retailers, announced ambitious expansion plans today. Commerce Bank/Harrisburg plans to open five new stores in 2003 - three sites in Dauphin County and two in the Reading area of Berks County. With four existing stores in Dauphin County, Commerce will open new offices at: Swatara Township - Union... 
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01/24/03Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Declares 5% Stock Dividend
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2003--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) has declared a 5% stock dividend on the Company's common stock outstanding, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. Said Nalbandian, "Our financial performance this past year has been marked by record earnings and as a result we would like to reward our shareholders with this dividend." The 5% stock dividend is pa... 
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01/17/03Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Earnings Deposits Grow 29%
Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Earnings Deposits Grow 29% Friday January 17, 10:57 am ET CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2003--Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH - News) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2002, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. ... 
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11/21/02Commerce Bank Branches Opening At 6:30 AM On Black Friday
HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2002--Commerce Bank (NASDAQ:COBH), known as America's Most Convenient Bank, will offer special "Convenient with a Capital 'C' service" to its customers by opening all branches at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, November 29 - Black Friday. Black Friday traditionally is the busiest shopping day of the year, and many of the region's leading retailers offer extended hours to serve their customers. The 6:30 a.m. opening of the drive-thru ... 
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10/15/02Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Reports Record Earnings; Deposits Grow 36%
CAMP HILL, Pa., Oct 15, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the third quarter of 2002, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman/President of the bank holding company. September 30, 2002 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ... 
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07/16/02Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Earnings Per Share Up 20%; Deposits Grow 26%
CAMP HILL, Pa., Jul 16, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the second quarter of 2002, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman and President of the bank holding company. June 30, 2002 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ... 
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04/16/02Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp Earnings Per Share Up 33%
CAMP HILL, Pa., Apr 16, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) parent company of Commerce Bank/Harrisburg reported record earnings and increased deposits, assets and loans for the first quarter of 2002, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, President/CEO of the bank holding company. MARCH 31, 2002 FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------------- ... 
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04/01/02Commerce Bank Hires David B. Skerpon as Chief Retail Officer
CAMP HILL, Pa., Apr 1, 2002 (BUSIENSS WIRE) -- Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:COBH) announced that David B. Skerpon has been named Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Retail Officer of Commerce Bank Harrisburg. Mr. Skerpon will oversee Retail Branch Administration, as well as the Training and Human Resources departments. Previously Mr. Skerpon served as CEO at Credit Plus Solutions Group. Earlier he worked at Mellon Financial Corporation for 14 years, including three y... 
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02/15/02Commerce Bank/Harrisburg Elects Gary Nalbandian as President
CAMP HILL, Pa., Feb 15, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Commerce Bank/Harrisburg and its parent, Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp (NASDAQ:COBH) today announced that Chairman Gary L. Nalbandian has assumed the additional posts of President and Chief Executive Officer. Nalbandian, who founded Commerce Bank/Harrisburg in 1985, replaces former President and CEO James T. Gibson, who left for personal reasons. Commerce Bank / Harrisburg recently reported record-setting financial results for 2001 inc... 
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01/30/02Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Declares 5% Stock Dividend
January 30, 2002 – Camp Hill, PA - Pennsylvania Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Small Cap Market Symbol: COBH) has declared a 5% stock dividend on the Company's common stock outstanding, it was announced today by Gary L. Nalbandian, Chairman of the bank holding company. Said Nalbandian, “Our financial performance this past year has been marked by record earnings and as a result we would like to reward our shareholders with this dividend.” The 5% stock dividend is payable February 25, 2002 t... 
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01/22/02Commerce Bank Pre-Opening Reception for New Harrisburg Office
Commerce Bank will host a Pre-Opening Reception on January 22, 2002 at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers for its new Harrisburg office. Mayor Stephen R. Reed will be on hand to provide remarks at 5 pm. In addition, many other dignitaries from the Harrisburg region will be attending this celebration event. The time of the reception is from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The new downtown branch, scheduled to open in March, will be located at 101 North Second Street, and will be the first Commerce Ban... 
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