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Brian McNamee Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, November 21, 2011

Bank Expands Mortgage Lending Capabilities In San Francisco

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Brian McNamee has joined First Republic as Managing Director in San Francisco.

McNamee will provide individuals, families, businesses and foundations with banking, investment management, trust, brokerage and real estate lending services. He works at First Republic’s headquarters office at 111 Pine Street in San Francisco.

“Brian McNamee is a very knowledgeable mortgage lender who specializes in helping clients with their financing needs,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “Brian is committed to the same brand of exceptional client service that has been the hallmark of First Republic Bank for more than 25 years.”

Prior to joining First Republic, McNamee worked for Wells Fargo as a private mortgage banker. Before that, he worked for a firm that developed sales software for homebuilders in the U.S. McNamee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of San Francisco.

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.