First Republic Bank, a private bank and wealth management company, has been named Best Private Bank in North America by Private Asset Management magazine. The bank received the award at a ceremony hosted by Pageant Media, publisher of Private Asset Management, before banking and wealth management professionals in New York. In 2012, First Republic won top honors in the category, “Private Banking – Client Service.” In 2011, the magazine named First Republic “Best Private Bank in North America” and “The Best Private Client Service.” “First Republic Bank is very pleased to have been recognized as the Best Private Bank in North America by Private Asset Management,” said Jim Herbert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Republic Bank. “This honor reflects First Republic’s focus on exceptional client service and stellar credit quality.” 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 Index SM, 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.