Republic Bancorp (RBCAA) of Louisville, Ky., and FedFirst Financial Corp. (FFCO) of Monessen, Pa., are planning to return more of their capital to shareholders as the fiscal cliff looms.

Republic, the $3.4 billion-asset parent company of Republic Bank, said Wednesday it will pay a special one-time dividend this year of $1.10 a share to owners of its Class A shares and a one-time dividend of $1 a share to owners of its Class B shares, besides instituting a regular dividend next year of 16.5 cents a share for its Class A shares and 15 cents a share for its Class B shares.

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