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Metro Bank to Teach Thousands of Children the Importance of Saving

Deadline to register your classroom for ‘National Teach Children to Save Day’ visits: March 10


HARRISBURG, Pa. (February 6, 2014)-- Metro Bank will celebrate National Teach Children to Save Day the week of April 7 by visiting thousands of local kindergarten and first grade students to offer free lessons on the importance of saving.

Metro Bank team members who are trained instructors of Metro Money Sense, the Bank's free financial education program, will provide lessons about the importance of saving, as well as the benefits of saving money in a bank and creating a plan to save. Children will apply these concepts through games and other hands-on activities during the lessons.

"We are thrilled to continue our commitment to financial education through the National Teach Children to Save campaign," said Metro Bank Chairman, President and CEO Gary Nalbandian. "In 2013, we reached more than 2,600 students in 35 schools by teaching 110 classes during this extraordinary week. We look forward to building upon this success to help even more children learn that it is never too early to start saving for your future."

Instructors from Metro Bank are available to visit schools within the Bank’s footprint of Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.

Educators who are interested in scheduling a day for a Metro Bank representative to visit their classroom can contact Metro Bank Community Relations Coordinator Keri Kochenour at 717.412.6205 or metromoneysense@mymetrobank.com. The deadline to register for National Teach Children to Save Day is March 10.

In addition to Metro Bank’s participation in National Teach Children to Save Day, the Bank provides free financial education classes and activities year-round for K-12 grade students through Metro Money Sense. Metro Money Sense lesson plans are tailored to grade levels with topics ranging from basic principles of money and saving for elementary students to responsible use of credit for teens. To learn more, visit mymetrobank.com.

About Metro Bank

Metro Bank, subsidiary of Metro Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: METR), is a financial services retailer with $2.5 billion in assets and 33 stores in the counties of Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Metro Bank opened its first location in Camp Hill, Pa. in 1985, pioneering industry-changing conveniences in Central Pennsylvania including seven-day branch banking, free personal checking, free customer coin-counting machines and use of a prototype store design. Additional services include instant-issue Visa debit cards, free online banking and 24/7 live customer service. The bank also offers commercial banking services including term loans, commercial mortgages, lines of credit and cash management services. For more information about Metro Bank, visit mymetrobank.com

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