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Section 1: 8-K (REPUBLIC BANCORP, INC. 8-K)



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): January 23, 2019


REPUBLIC BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Kentucky

0-24649

61-0862051

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

601 West Market Street, Louisville, Kentucky

40202

(Address of principal executive offices)

(zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code(502) 584-3600


NOT APPLICABLE
(Former Name or former Address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.



ITEM 7.01.           REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

On January 23, 2019, Republic Bancorp, Inc. announced its first quarter 2019 cash dividend. The public announcement was made by means of a news release, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

ITEM 9.01.           FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

  (d)

Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 
  99.1 Republic Bancorp, Inc. News Release dated January 23, 2019.

The information in this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished under Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing of Republic Bancorp, Inc. under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Republic Bancorp, Inc.

(Registrant)

 
Date:

January 23, 2019

By:

 /s/ Kevin Sipes

Kevin Sipes

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial

Officer & Chief Accounting Officer


EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit

 

99.1

News Release dated January 23, 2019.  Filed herewith.

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

Republic Bancorp, Inc. Increases Its Common Stock Cash Dividends for the 20th Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 23, 2019--Republic Bancorp, Inc. (“Republic”) (NASDAQ: RBCAA), parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company, today announced a 9% increase in the Company’s quarterly cash dividends. The quarterly cash dividend of $0.264 per share of Class A Common Stock and $0.24 per share on Class B Common Stock will be payable April 19, 2019 to shareholders of record as of March 15, 2019. The increased cash dividend results in an annualized dividend yield for the Class A Common stock of 2.67% based upon the stock’s closing price on January 22, 2019.

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank currently has 45 full-service banking centers and one loan production office throughout five states: 32 banking centers in 11 Kentucky communities - Covington, Crestview Hills, Elizabethtown, Florence, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Shelbyville, and Shepherdsville; three banking centers in southern Indiana – Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville, and New Albany; seven banking centers in six Florida communities (Tampa MSA) – Largo, Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tampa, and Temple Terrace; two banking centers in Tennessee (Nashville MSA) – Cool Springs (Franklin) and Green Hills (Nashville) and one loan production office in Brentwood; and one banking center in Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio. The Bank offers internet banking at www.republicbank.com. The Bank also offers separately branded, nation-wide digital banking at www.mymemorybank.com. The Company has $5.2 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.

Republic Bank. It’s just easier here. ®

CONTACT:
Steve Trager, 502-584-3600
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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