Susquehanna Bancshares in Lititz, Pa., has hired a president and chief executive for its bank.

The $18 billion-asset company said in a press release Monday that Gregory Duncan had been named to lead its Susquehanna Bank following the resignation of Andrew Samuel. Susquehanna said that Samuel has resigned "to relocate for personal and family reasons."

Samuel joined Susquehanna in February 2012, after the company bought the $2.5 billion-asset Tower Bank in Enola, Pa., where he had been chairman and CEO.

Duncan, who will take over the posts on Oct. 10, is the bank's chief operating officer.

Duncan, over 24 years at Susquehanna, "has held key roles leading front-line banking teams as well as our operational support departments," William Reuter, the company's chairman and CEO, said in the release.

Susquehanna operates 245 branches.

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