James Meany Joins First Republic Bank as Regional Managing Director

First Republic Bank, September 16, 2013

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that James Meany, who has 25 years of private banking and wealth management experience, has been named Regional Managing Director.

Meany will be based in the bank’s Palm Beach office and oversee First Republic’s banking and wealth management operations in the region.

First Republic provides a wide range of private banking and private business banking services. The bank’s wealth management affiliates offer trust, investment consulting and advisory services. The bank specializes in serving high net worth individuals and families, foundations, and endowments and delivering exceptional client service.

“James Meany has exceptional banking experience and is a lifelong member of the Palm Beach community,” said Jim Herbert, Chairman and CEO of First Republic Bank.  “James’ leadership will be instrumental in First Republic’s continued growth.”

Prior to joining First Republic, Meany was President of Sabadell Bank & Trust, Palm Beach, where he was a member of the bank’s Investment, Trust and Fiduciary committees. He also was a founding member of Island National Bank & Trust in Palm Beach. Following the sale of Island National Bank to Wachovia Bank, Meany was the Managing Director of OffitBank, a Wachovia company. A native of Palm Beach, Meany is a Trustee of the Palm Beach Zoo and Chairman of Johns Hopkins USA Regional Board of Governors in Palm Beach. He is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

First Republic’s Palm Beach office is located at 241 Royal Palm Way and can be reached at 561.835.8829.

About First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) is a full-service bank specializing in private banking and private business banking.  The Bank’s wealth management affiliates offer trust, investment consulting and advisory services. 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, Palm Beach 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. For more information, visit www.firstrepublic.com.

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