Hugh Beecher and Rick Gordon Join First Republic

First Republic, January 21, 2015

Highly Regarded Investment Team From Barclays Joins San Francisco Office

First Republic Bank, (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that portfolio managers Hugh Beecher and Rick Gordon have joined First Republic in San Francisco.

Beecher and Gordon have each been named Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. They work for First Republic Private Wealth Management and are located at First Republic’s San Francisco office at 111 Pine Street.

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 delivered with exceptional client service. 

“Hugh Beecher and Rick Gordon are very accomplished portfolio managers who share First Republic’s commitment to delivering exceptional client service,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President of First Republic Bank. “Hugh and Rick have proven track records of success in helping individuals and families grow and preserve wealth across generations.”

Beecher has more than 20 years of investment management experience. Prior to joining First Republic, Beecher worked at Barclays wealth management group in San Francisco. Earlier in his career, he worked for Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and founded Beecher Investment Management.  Beecher has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Gordon has eight years of investment management experience. Prior to joining First Republic, Gordon worked for Barclays wealth management group in San Francisco. Earlier in his career, he worked for Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers.  Gordon is active in San Francisco Bay Area community organizations. He serves on the Alumni Board of Governors for the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, is Board President of JCC Maccabi Sports Camp and is a Board Member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California. Gordon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Michigan and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

About First Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services.  First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action.  Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Palm Beach, 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.  For more information, visit www.firstrepublic.com.

Investors:

Andrew Greenebaum / Lasse Glassen
Addo Communications
andrewg@addocommunications.com
lasseg@addocommunications.com
(310) 829-5400

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Greg Berardi
Blue Marlin Partners
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