SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First Republic Bank ("First Republic") (NYSE: FRC), a private bank and wealth management company, today announced a public offering of depositary shares, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of its Noncumulative Perpetual Series E Preferred Stock, at a public offering price of $25.00 per depositary share. In addition, First Republic will grant the underwriters an option for up to 30 days to purchase additional depositary shares at the public offering price less the underwriting discount. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130906/MM75721LOGO) First Republic expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, funding loans or purchasing investment securities for its portfolio. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are serving as joint book-running managers. The offering will be made only by means of an offering circular. The preliminary offering circular relating to the offering is available at www.frc-offering.com. Copies of the preliminary offering circular may also be obtained from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, attention: Prospectus Department, or e-mail email@example.com, phone: 1-800-294-1322; from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attention: Capital Markets Support, email: email@example.com or by calling toll-free at 1-800-326-5897; from Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, phone: (866) 471-2526; or from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, phone: (212) 834-4533. About First Republic BankFirst Republic Bank 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. This press release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The securities are neither insured nor approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.