Doug Cook Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, February 1, 2012

Senior Commercial Real Estate Lender Expands Team in Walnut Creek

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Doug Cook, a commercial real estate lender with more than 22 years of experience, has joined First Republic as Managing Director in Walnut Creek.

Cook works with individuals, families, businesses and foundations to address both sides of a client’s balance sheet. As a relationship manager, Cook 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. Cook works at First Republic’s Walnut Creek office at 1400 Civic Drive.

“First Republic continues to expand in the East Bay of San Francisco to meet the growing demand for its unique brand of client and wealth management services,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer at First Republic Bank. “Doug Cook is a highly successful commercial real estate lender who expands our capabilities in the East Bay and our commitment to exceptional client service.”

Prior to joining First Republic, Cook worked for Fremont Bank, most recently as Vice President, Commercial Sales. Prior to that, he was with The Mechanics Bank in the East Bay as Commercial Loan Officer. Cook has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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.