Branch Acquisitions


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On July 25, 2019, Limestone Bank announced plans to acquire four Republic Bank branches located in the Kentucky cities of Elizabethtown, Frankfort, and Owensboro. As a current Republic Bank customer, we understand that you will have questions, and we promise to be here to answer those questions every step of the way. Please continue to check back for important updates and information about this acquisition, and how to take advantage of a variety of our banking services that will be available to you.

Press Release: Limestone Bank to Acquire Four Branch Banking Centers

Limestone Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LMST), parent company of Limestone Bank, announced today that Limestone Bank has entered into a material definitive agreement to acquire four branch banking centers from Louisville, Kentucky based Republic Bank and Trust (“Republic Bank”), a subsidiary of Republic Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCAA). Download the full press release here.
Customer Resources
All Republic Bank customer accounts that are impacted by this acquisition will receive a Welcome Booklet via USPS, along with information specific to their account(s) transition to Limestone Bank. 
Get started with Limestone Bank Online & Mobile Banking. Check out the quick reference guide to learn more, and included you'll also find a list of FAQs and Answers specifically related to Online Banking. 

For customers that currently use either, Quicken, or QuickBooks, below are a number of resource guides to assist you during the transition to Limestone Bank.
For details and directions to our current locations, visit our locations page
FAQ & Answers

What does it mean that Limestone Bank is acquiring four Republic Bank locations?

Limestone Bank and Republic Bank have entered into an agreement which, pending regulatory approval, will allow for Limestone Bank to purchase four Republic Bank locations (one in Elizabethtown, one in Frankfort, and two in Owensboro). Both banks are excited about this opportunity to work together to best meet your banking needs. This deal is intended to close by mid-November.

Ensure all contact information, including USPS mailing address, email, and phone number(s) are accurate on your existing Republic records. In order to comply with Federal Law some communications must be sent via USPS mailing address.

Limestone Bank will review all accounts being transitioned from Republic Bank. We don’t expect your account number will change. Any changes to your account will be communicated to you directly, and you will be notified within the coming months.

No loan rate will change as a result of this transaction. Loan terms remain the same.

Any CD or IRA account you have will keep the same rate and term until the maturity date or as otherwise stated within the account agreement. We do not expect meaningful changes to your checking or savings accounts. We will provide additional information on available products and will be available to work with you to ensure your funds are in the best possible account.

Your online banking user ID and/or password will continue to work for you until these services are transitioned over to Limestone Bank in November. Click here to learn more. 

We will send you a new debit card for your account(s) a few weeks before the November transition. We will share more information along with detailed instructions regarding this process in the coming months.

Safe Deposit Boxes will remain at the existing location. You may continue to access your Safe Deposit Box as you do today and we do not anticipate any interruptions to this service during or after the transition later this year.

Limestone Bank is completing a detailed review of all account structures you currently have with Republic Bank. Although we expect changes to be minimal, any type of account change will be communicated to all account holders within the coming months.


Our Focus on You

Limestone Bank is dedicated to serving individual people and businesses throughout the state of Kentucky with a range of banking solutions. In all we do, we remain focused on building and maintaining steadfast relationships that keep our clients’ finances on sturdy ground.
We provide access to your funds wherever you are through our online and mobile banking services.

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Notices & Disclosures

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release relating to Limestone Bancorp’s plans, objectives, expectations or future performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “believe,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “objective,” “possible,” “seek,” “plan,” “strive” or similar words, or negatives of these words, identify forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Although the Company's management believes the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any of these assumptions could be inaccurate. Therefore, there can be no assurance the forward-looking statements included herein will prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those discussed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: economic conditions both generally and more specifically in the markets in which the Company and its subsidiaries operate; competition for the Company's customers from other providers of financial services; government legislation and regulation, which change from time to time and over which the Company has no control; changes in interest rates; material unforeseen changes in liquidity, results of operations, or financial condition of the Company's customers; and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. See Risk Factors outlined in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.
Updated 10.10.2019