Kelly Johnston Promoted to President of First Republic Trust Company

First Republic Bank, January 6, 2016

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Kelly Johnston has been promoted to President of First Republic Trust Company.

Johnston, who has more than 20 years of trust and wealth management experience, joined First Republic Trust Company in 2013, and she served as Deputy Manager. She is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and a Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS).

First Republic also announced today that Michael Harrington, who served as President of First Republic Trust Company for the past nine years, has been named Chairman. Harrington will continue to play a leadership role in the trust company, while serving clients and providing guidance and support on regulatory and business administration.

“Kelly Johnston is a terrific leader, and she has done an outstanding job of serving our trust clients and working closely with First Republic’s bankers, wealth advisors and other investment professionals,” said Bob Thornton, President of First Republic Private Wealth Management. “Since joining First Republic Trust Company in 2002, Michael Harrington has been instrumental in the growth of the trust company, and we look forward to his continuing leadership and service to our major clients as a key advisor.”

First Republic Trust Company provides comprehensive trust and estate administration services to help families preserve and transfer wealth across generations. First Republic Trust Company can serve as Trustee, Successor Trustee, or Co-Trustee on many types of personal trusts, including marital, irrevocable and charitable trusts. First Republic also serves as Executor or Co-Executor for estate settlements.

First Republic Trust Company is part of First Republic Private Wealth Management, which 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 private banking and business banking services.

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


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