Nga Nguyen Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, August 1, 2011

Bank Continues To Expand In San Diego

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Nga Nguyen, who has more than 30 years of financial services experience, has joined First Republic as Relationship Manager in San Diego.

Nguyen will serve individuals, families, businesses and foundations and provide banking, investment management, trust, brokerage and real estate lending services. She will work at First Republic’s office at 12626 High Bluff Drive in San Diego.

“Nga Nguyen’s experience is a tremendous asset for our clients and our growing team of bankers and wealth management professionals in San Diego,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “Nga knows the San Diego community very well, and she is committed to the same level of exceptional client service that has been the hallmark of First Republic for more than 25 years.”

Prior to joining First Republic, Nguyen worked for Comerica Bank in San Diego, most recently as Vice President in wealth management and private banking. Prior to that, Nguyen worked for Wells Fargo and NationsBank. Nguyen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Lycee Marie Curie. Nguyen has served as a Board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego and the San Diego Urban League.

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.

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. Securities Products and Services offered by First Republic Securities Company, Member FINRA/SIPC.