SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First Republic Bank ("First Republic") (NYSE: FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that it has agreed to sell 3,000,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. First Republic has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 shares from First Republic. BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank are serving as joint bookrunning managers.
First Republic intends 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. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about November 18, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. The offering will be made only by means of an offering circular. The preliminary offering circular relating to the offering will be available at www.frc-offering.com. Copies of the preliminary offering circular may also be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, attention: Prospectus Department, or email: email@example.com; from J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by calling toll-free at (866) 803-9204; from Morgan Stanley, attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10014; or from UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10019 or by calling 1-888-827-7275. 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.