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Kevin Barnes Joins First Republic

Senior Merrill Lynch Advisor Expands Team In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Kevin Barnes has joined First Republic Private Wealth Management in San Francisco.

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Barnes has been named Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. He works with individuals and families to provide customized wealth management and estate planning strategies. Barnes is located at First Republic's headquarters office in San Francisco.

"Kevin Barnes is a very accomplished financial advisor who has helped many individuals and families grow and preserve their wealth," said Bob Thornton, President of First Republic Private Wealth Management. "We're pleased to welcome Kevin to our growing team of wealth professionals."

Barnes joins First Republic from Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group, where he was a Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor.  Barnes has been on Barron's Top 1,000 Advisors list, Barron's Top 45 Wealth Managers in the Bay Area list, and the San Francisco Business Times' Bay Area list of Top Wealth Advisors.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  He holds the professional designations of Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®).

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 and San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; Palm Beach, Florida; and Greenwich and New York, New York. 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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