Luke Peterson Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, December 19, 2011

Banking Team Continues To Expand In Boston

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Luke Peterson has joined First Republic as Managing Director in Boston.

Peterson works with individuals, families, businesses and foundations to address both sides of a client’s balance sheet. Peterson serves as a single point of contact to a team of First Republic professionals who provide banking, investment management, trust, brokerage and real estate lending services. He works at First Republic’s Boston office at 160 Federal Street.

“Luke Peterson is a very successful banker who shares First Republic’s commitment to exceptional client service,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “First Republic continues to expand in Boston to meet growing demand for its unique brand of banking and wealth management services.”

Prior to joining First Republic, Peterson worked for Wells Fargo Bank, most recently as Vice President and Branch Manager in Boston. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College.

In addition to its office on Federal Street, First Republic has a Boston office at 772 Boylston Street.

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.