Barbara Palmer Joins First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, November 19, 2012

Senior Private Banking Executive to Lead Portland Region

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Barbara Palmer, who has more than 35 years of banking experience, has been named Regional Managing Director of First Republic’s Portland office.

“Barbara Palmer is one of the most influential and well-respected private bankers in the Portland area, and we’re delighted she has joined our team,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “Barbara’s proven leadership and extensive experience will serve First Republic well as it continues to grow to meet the needs of clients and the community.”

First Republic’s Portland office provides lending, wealth management and trust services to individuals, businesses, foundations and nonprofits. First Republic’s personal and business bankers serve as a single point of client contact to a team of professionals who manage both sides of a client’s balance sheet.

Before joining First Republic, Palmer was Senior Vice President and Market Executive for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Portland. She worked for Bank of America for 35 years in positions of increasing responsibility. Palmer serves on the Board of Trustees of George Fox University and the President’s Advisory Council for Medical Teams International. She has also served in volunteer leadership roles for Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg and Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU).

Palmer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.

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.


Greg Berardi
Blue Marlin Partners
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