Fazal Kaka Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, February 14, 2012

Senior Banker Deepens Mortgage Lending Team In East Bay

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Fazal Kaka has joined First Republic as Managing Director and Relationship Manager in Walnut Creek.

Fazal Kaka, who has 30 years of financial services experience, works with individuals, families, businesses and foundations to address both sides of a client’s balance sheet. As a relationship manager, Fazal 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. Kaka works at First Republic’s Walnut Creek office at 1400 Civic Drive.

“Fazal Kaka is a very successful private banker committed to First Republic’s brand of exceptional client service,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “First Republic continues to add to its team of bankers in the East Bay of San Francisco. Fazal strengthens the bank’s ability to meet the growing lending needs of clients in the market.”

Prior to joining First Republic, Kaka worked for Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking in Walnut Creek for 13 years. Earlier in his career, he worked for Everest Mortgage and Ocwen Bank. He has Bachelor of Commerce in Advanced Accounting and Auditing from Bombay University. He also has an MBA in Marketing from Poona University and a Master of Science degree in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University.

In addition to its Walnut Creek location and Montclair office opened in 2011, First Republic has East Bay offices in Danville, Livermore, Orinda, Pleasanton and San Ramon.

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.