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First Foundation Bank Expands Small Business Administration Team with SVP Additions

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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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