Metro-Republic deal delayed again

Republic First Bank, Philadelphia, and Metro Bank, Harrisburg, have again extended their mid-2008 merger agreement, which has been stalled while they wait for regulators to say Yes, until next March, or maybe June. They've hired, they've put up new signs (the whole 45 branches and $3 billion in loans and investments will be called Metro Bank), but they're still not united. Announcement here.

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