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November 24, 2014 15:45 ET

Dick Ehst, President and Chief Operating Officer of Customers Bank, Attends National Summit on Education

WYOMISSING, PA--(Marketwired - November 24, 2014) - Richard A. Ehst, president and chief operating officer of Customers Bank, attended the Foundation for Excellence in Education 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C. The summit focused on education reform in the nation's public schools.

Ehst, a member of the Pennsylvania Business Council (PBC) board of directors, serves both as chair of the PBC's foundation and as chair of its business and education partnership.

Governor Jeb Bush, the founder and chair of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, delivered the keynote address to kick off the summit. Former Secretary of State and current professor at Stanford University, Condoleezza Rice, also shared her views on the condition of the country's educational health.

"During Governor Bush's two terms in Florida he raised the bar for academic standards," said Ehst. "The governor insisted on accountability in public schools. As a result of his actions, today, more Florida students are reading, writing and doing math and science at -- or above grade level. These results are very impressive."

About Customers Bancorp, Inc. and Customers Bank

Customers Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pa., engaged in banking and related businesses through its subsidiary, Customers Bank. Customers Bank is a community-based, full-service bank with assets of $6.5 billion. A member of the Federal Reserve System and deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"), Customers Bank is an equal housing lender that provides a full range of banking services to small- and medium-sized businesses, professionals, individuals and families through offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Committed to fostering customer loyalty, Customers Bank uses a High Tech/High Touch strategy that includes use of industry-leading technology to provide customers better access to their money, as well as a continually expanding portfolio of loans to small businesses, multi-family projects, mortgage companies and consumers. BankMobile, a division of Customers Bank, is a purely mobile banking platform scheduled to launch in 2014.

Customers Bancorp, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CUBI. Additional information about Customers Bancorp, Inc. can be found on the company's website,

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