SOURCE: Customers Bank

Customers Bancorp, Inc.

February 03, 2015 08:00 ET

Kendro Benjamin Named Director of SBA Division of Customers Bank

WYOMISSING, PA--(Marketwired - February 03, 2015) - Customers Bank has recently appointed Kendro A. Benjamin as director of the bank's Small Business Administration (SBA) Division. In his new role, Benjamin will specialize in all types of SBA 7(a) and 504 lending for Customers Bank, a full-service community-based bank headquartered in Wyomissing, Pa. He will also help to educate internal and external customers on SBA guidelines and procedures.

Prior to joining Customers Bank, Benjamin worked as a regional community loan program manager at the New York Business Development Corporation. He has been involved in banking and finance since 2002.

"We are very fortunate to be welcoming Kendro on board," said Kevin Gallagher, senior vice president/SBA national director. "He is very accomplished and skilled in SBA lending, and I am looking forward to all that we will be able to accomplish with him as a member of our team."

Benjamin has two children, Cora and Myles, and is a member of the Business Center for New Americans' Credit Committee. He currently resides in Holbrook, N.Y. and will report directly to Gallagher.

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 $6.8 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.

Customers Bancorp, Inc. is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CUBI. Additional information about Customers Bancorp, Inc. can be found on the company's website, www.customersbank.com.

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