Christine Gorelick Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, March 29, 2011

Senior Banker Added To Expanding Team In Wine Country

First Republic Bank, a leading provider of private banking, private business banking and wealth management services, today announced that Christine Gorelick, who has 25 years of banking experience, has joined First Republic as Managing Director in the St. Helena office.

Gorelick will provide a full range of banking, lending and wealth management services to individuals and businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties. First Republic is one of the Wine Country's leading providers of banking and wealth management services and has relationships with more than 200 wine brands in the region.

“Christine Gorelick has spent her career in the Wine Country helping individuals and businesses achieve their financial objectives,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank.“Christine strengthens First Republic’s expanding capabilities in the Wine Country, and she is committed to the same level of exceptional client service that has been the hallmark of First Republic for 25 years.”

For individuals, First Republic offers private banking, investment management and trust, and real estate lending services. For businesses, First Republic offers lending services, deposit services, cash management, foreign exchange, online banking, and business escrow.

Prior to joining First Republic, Gorelick was a Senior Private Banker at Wells Fargo Bank and had a similar role at Bank of America in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, she worked for Union Bank of California in large corporate and commercial banking. Gorelick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, with emphases in Finance and Marketing. She is involved with the St. Helena Rotary.

Gorelick is located at First Republic’s St. Helena office at 999 Adams Street. First Republic also has Wine Country offices at 1753 Trancas Street in Napa and 640 3rd Street in Santa Rosa.

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. More information is available on the Bank’s website at

About First Republic Private Wealth Management

First Republic Private Wealth Management is the investment management, trust and brokerage group of First Republic Bank. First Republic Private Wealth Management offers objective advice and fully customized solutions with the same level of exceptional client service that has been the hallmark of First Republic Bank for more than 25 years. First Republic has the flexibility to provide individuals, families, businesses, endowments, schools and non-profit organizations with appropriate choices that responsibly meet a client’s specific investment objectives.