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First Foundation Bank Expands Small Business Administration Team with SVP Additions

August 8, 2018

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 8, 2018--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today the appointments of Adele Green as Senior Vice President, Director of SBA Lending and Andrea Donnelly, as Senior Vice President, SBA Underwriting and Processing Manager.

With over 25 years of experience in the financial services, Adele Green will lead the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs– directing all origination, underwriting, and processing. Previously, Adele served as Senior Vice President, Credit Performance Manager at Bank of America.

Overseeing the loan production process, Andrea Donnelly will supervise SBA, government guaranteed and small business loans. This includes underwriting, loan portfolio monitoring, reporting, and loan documentation processing. Andrea also brings over 25 years of experience, having most recently served at Bank of California, as Vice President SBA Underwriting Manager.

First Foundation Bank launched its SBA lending program in 2016 expanding its commercial product offerings to small businesses in a myriad of industries in the communities it serves. As an SBA Preferred Lending Partner, First Foundation Bank works with 7A and 504 loans.

“Over the years, our SBA program has gained a reputation for its premier lending solution, especially with local business owners,” said Lorrie Asker, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Executive. “Both Adele and Andrea bring impressive knowledge from their careers in financial services and their insight will advance our team’s mission to help entrepreneurs and business owners meet and enhance their business goals.”

To learn about First Foundation Inc., please visit www.firstfoundationinc.com.

About First Foundation

First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides private wealth management, personal banking, and business banking. The Company has offices in California, Nevada, and Hawaii with headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit www.firstfoundationinc.com.

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CONTACT: First Foundation Inc.

Tyler Resh

Director of Marketing and Strategy

949-202-4131

tresh@ff-inc.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE

SOURCE: First Foundation Inc.

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