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MidFirst in Okla. expands in SoCal with First Republic hires

MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma City is expanding in southern California after hiring nearly two dozen bankers who worked at the failed First Republic Bank.

The $36.5 billion-asset MidFirst said in a press release that its 1st Century Bank division hired 22 bankers to enter San Diego, the South Bay and Santa Barbara.

“Southern California is a strategic growth region for MidFirst Bank, and our continued expansion in this market with experienced new teams is an important step for the future of our business,” Jeff Records, MidFirst’s chairman and CEO, said in the release.

“With these additional markets, we will be better positioned to deliver unparalleled service and personal attention to more communities in southern California,” he added.

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