Kathy Attaii Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, September 21, 2011

Senior Banker Has Long-Term Ties To Southern California Entertainment Industry

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Kathy Attaii, who has more than 25 years of banking experience in the entertainment industry, has joined First Republic as Managing Director in Century City.

Attaii will provide individuals, families, businesses and foundations with banking, investment management, trust, brokerage and real estate lending services.

“Kathy Attaii is a very well-respected banker in the entertainment industry who also has significant experience in financing commercial real estate transactions,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “Kathy is committed to First Republic’s brand of exceptional client service and joins an expanding team of banking and wealth management professionals who serve the entertainment industry in Southern California.”

First Republic’s Century City office specializes in serving the entertainment industry. First Republic has long-standing relationships in the industry with business managers, entertainment lawyers, talent agencies, industry publicists and creative artists in Los Angeles and New York.

First Republic’s mortgage lending capabilities include jumbo home loans for a primary residence or vacation home, construction loans and home equity lines of credit. As part of its business banking services, First Republic also finances commercial real estate transactions.

Prior to joining First Republic, Attaii worked for Comerica Bank in Los Angeles as a private banker. Prior to that, she worked for HSBC Bank and Mercantile Bank in Los Angeles.

In addition to its Century City office at 1888 Century Park East, First Republic has Los Angeles offices in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Studio City and downtown Los Angeles, and recently opened a Brentwood office.

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 are offered by First Republic Securities Company, Member FINRA/SIPC.