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First Republic Banks Wins Award for Supporting Legal Aid Program for Underserved Californians
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First Republic Is First Bank To Win ‘Opening Doors To Justice Award’

OneJustice, a provider of legal aid to underserved Californians, recognized First Republic Bank at an awards ceremony on July 13, 2011 for its commitment to supporting legal aid services to low-income Californians.

First Republic, a leading private bank and wealth management company, received the Opening Doors to Justice Award for its support of the OneJustice organization in California. First Republic Bank is the first bank to receive the honor.

“OneJustice selected First Republic because of its strong commitment to this program and our shared values in serving our communities,” said Julia R. Wilson, Executive Director of OneJustice. “First Republic is an exemplary corporate citizen, and we invite others to join us in supporting a program that continues to provide much-needed legal aid to Californians.”

OneJustice's mission is to increase access to legal help for underserved Californians by building infrastructure and partnerships in the legal community. Based in San Francisco, OneJustice works with lawyers and law students to provide California's most vulnerable people with legal aid to gain basic civil rights and to meet essential human needs.

“First Republic is honored to receive this award,” said Jim Herbert, Chairman and CEO of First Republic Bank. “OneJustice performs a very valuable service by providing help to people who need legal assistance. We are proud to support a program that is so effective in improving the lives of Californians.”

About First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, First Republic specializes in exceptional, relationship-based service offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Greenwich and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans. First Republic is a component of the S&P Total Market Index, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM, the Russell 1000®, Russell 3000® and Russell Global indices and six Dow Jones indices.


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