Mark Alibrandi Joins First Republic

First Republic Bank, March 5, 2012

Senior Investment Consultant Expands Wealth Management Team In Boston

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Mark Alibrandi, who has more than 20 years of investment management experience, has joined First Republic Private Wealth Management as Managing Director and Investment Consultant in Boston.

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, and endowments. First Republic Private Wealth Management complements First Republic’s comprehensive private banking and business banking capabilities. Alibrandi works at First Republic’s Boston office at 160 Federal Street.

“Mark Alibrandi is a terrific addition to First Republic’s growing team of investment professionals in Boston,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “Mark shares First Republic’s commitment to service excellence, and his investment experience in many types of market conditions will benefit clients who want to grow and preserve wealth across generations.”

Alibrandi is part of First Republic Securities Company, LLC, which offers a wide range of investment products, including municipal and U.S. Government securities, corporate debt and equity securities, and alternative investments.

Prior to joining First Republic, Alibrandi worked for Merrill Lynch for 20 years, most recently as Senior Vice President, Investments. Earlier in his career, he worked for Raytheon and Polaroid for 10 years in corporate finance. Alibrandi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northeastern University. He is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®).

In addition to its Federal Street location, First Republic has a Boston office at 772 Boylston Street in Back Bay.

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.