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Republic Moves to Virtual Format for Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ:RBCAA) announced today that due to the emerging public health impact of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and to support the health and well-being of its associates, shareholders, and community, its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") will be held over the web in a virtual meeting format only. Attendees will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person. The meeting date and time remain unchanged: Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Using a computer or smart device, attendees will be able to access the virtual Annual Meeting at www.meetingcenter.io/236834517 and will have two methods of joining: Join as a "Shareholder" or Join as a "Guest." Shareholders will be required to have a control number and password. Control numbers are located on proxy cards or notices previously provided to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 21, 2020, the record date. The password for the meeting is RBCA2020. Help and technical support for accessing and participating in the virtual meeting will be available by following instructions that will be posted on the above website.

Shareholders will be able to do the following during the meeting:

  • Hear prepared remarks via webcast, with closed caption provided during the meeting

  • Vote their shares using an in-meeting link and instructions (If shareholders have already submitted a proxy, it is not necessary to resubmit another before or during the Annual Meeting)

  • Access meeting materials, including the Company’s Annual Report and Proxy Statement

  • Submit questions and comments

  • Subsequently access a recording of the meeting for up to one year

Shareholders who do not have their control number may join as a "Guest" (non-shareholder) but will not have the option to vote their shares or ask questions at the virtual meeting.

Please note that the proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the move to a virtual meeting format and may continue to be used to vote shares in connection with the Annual Meeting.

Shareholders who hold their shares through an intermediary, such as a bank or broker, must register in advance to attend the Annual Meeting as a "Shareholder." To register, shareholders must submit proof of their proxy power ("Legal Proxy") reflecting their Republic Bancorp, Inc. holdings along with their name and email address to Computershare. Requests for registration must be labeled as "Legal Proxy" and be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on April 20, 2020. Shareholders will receive a confirmation email from Computershare of their registration.

Requests for registration should be directed to Computershare at the following address:

By email:

Forward the email from your broker, or attach an image of your legal proxy, to legalproxy@computershare.com

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the "Bank"). The Bank currently has 42 full-service banking centers and two loan production offices throughout five states: 28 banking centers in 8 Kentucky communities – Covington, Crestview Hills, Florence, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville, 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, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tampa, and Temple Terrace, and one loan production office in Oldsmar; two banking centers in two Tennessee communities (Nashville MSA) – Cool Springs and Green Hills, and one loan production office in Brentwood; and two banking centers in two Ohio communities (Cincinnati MSA) – Norwood and West Chester. 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 over $5.0 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. ®

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Steven E. Trager
Chairman & CEO
Republic Bancorp, Inc.
(502) 584-3600