Samir Kaji, John Cummings Join First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, July 9, 2012

Business Bankers Expand First Republic's Capabilities In Silicon Valley, Los Angeles

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Samir Kaji has joined the Sand Hill Road office in Menlo Park and John Cummings has joined the downtown Los Angeles office.

Kaji, who has 13 years of banking experience, works with venture capital and private equity clients in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining First Republic, Kaji worked for Silicon Valley Bank. Kaji has an MBA from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, San Jose. Kaji works at the bank’s office at 2550 Sand Hill Road.

Cummings, who has more than 25 years of financial services experience, has extensive expertise in commercial lending. Prior to joining First Republic, Cummings worked for California Bank & Trust as Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer. Cummings has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Accounting from the University of Southern California. Cummings works in First Republic’s new downtown office at 888 Figueroa Street, which opened in early June.

First Republic’s business banking team provides a full range of lending and deposit solutions, cash management, wealth management, 401(k) plans, foreign exchange, online banking, and business escrow. First Republic serves a wide range of professional services firms, including venture capital, private equity, law firms, medical practices, as well as nonprofit organizations.

In Silicon Valley, First Republic works with the partners and principals of private equity and venture companies firms, as well as employees of Silicon companies, both public and private. In Los Angeles, First Republic works closely with the entertainment industry, including film and television production companies, business management firms and creative artists.

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.