Charles Heaphy Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, November 3, 2011

Senior Banker To Run Motion Picture and Television Finance Group

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Charles Heaphy, who has 15 years of banking experience, has joined First Republic as Senior Managing Director in Century City.

Heaphy will lead the film and television finance group for First Republic and work with a team of bankers that provide specialized lending, deposit and wealth management services to film and television production companies and business management firms.

“Charles Heaphy is one of the most respected film finance executives in Hollywood,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “With Charles leading our movie and television finance team, First Republic now has greater capabilities to meet the needs of firms in the entertainment industry. Charles shares First Republic’s commitment to providing exceptional service to every client.”

First Republic’s growing commitment to the entertainment business includes the opening of a Brentwood office and the hiring of teams of bankers and wealth management professionals throughout Southern California. First Republic has long-term relationships with many business managers, entertainment lawyers, talent agencies, industry publicists and creative artists in Los Angeles and New York.

Prior to joining First Republic, Heaphy worked for City National Bank in Beverly Hills as Senior Vice President and head of film finance. Before that, Heaphy was an investment banker for First Chicago NBD in Los Angeles. Heaphy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Michigan.

Heaphy is located at First Republic’s office at 1888 Century Park East in Century City. He will also work with entertainment industry clients on the East Coast through First Republic’s offices in Manhattan and Greenwich, Connecticut.

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.