Republic Bank in St. Petersburg, Fla., has named Charles Thayer to its board of directors.

Mr. Thayer is chairman and managing director of Chartwell Capital Ltd., a private investment firm in Fort Lauderdale. He also serves on the advisory board of Keefe Managers, Inc., an investment partnership for financial institution securities in New York.

Before organizing Chartwell in 1998, Mr. Thayer was an executive vice president of PNC Bank Corp. in Pittsburgh.

Republic Bank, whose parent company is St. Petersburg-based Republic Bancshares, has $2.5 billion of assets.

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