Gene Martino Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, November 16, 2011

Wealth Management Team Continues To Expand In New York City

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Gene Martino, an investment professional with more than 25 years of experience, has joined First Republic Private Wealth Management as Portfolio Manager and Managing Director.

First Republic Private Wealth Management provides customized wealth management solutions, including trust, investment management and brokerage services, to high net worth individuals and families, foundations, endowments and non-profits. First Republic Private Wealth Management complements First Republic’s comprehensive suite of private banking and business banking services delivered with exceptional client service.

Martino will offer clients customized equity and fixed-income investment management solutions. Client portfolios utilize both traditional portfolio management and carefully screened outside managers for equity, fixed income, and alternative investments. Martino will work for First Republic Investment Management, which is part of First Republic Private Wealth Management.

“Gene Martino is part of a growing team of wealth management professionals in New York City offering comprehensive investment solutions, including the option of working with a senior portfolio manager,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “Gene is an outstanding addition to our team, and he shares First Republic’s commitment to providing exceptional service to every client.”

Prior to joining First Republic, Martino worked for Bank of New York Mellon for 15 years, most recently as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager. Earlier in his career, he worked for Smith Barney and Bankers Trust. Martino earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Martino is located at First Republic’s Rockefeller Center office at 1230 Avenue of the Americas. First Republic also has New York offices at 80 Broad, 320 Park Avenue, the Time Warner Center, 148 East 79th Street and 2160 Broadway.

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, LLC - Member FINRA/SIPC. First Republic Securities Company and First Republic Investment Management are wholly owned subsidiaries of First Republic Bank. Unless otherwise disclosed, investments through First Republic Investment Management and First Republic Securities Company, LLC are not FDIC-insured, not bank guaranteed and may lose value.