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2020 Financial Markets Update

First Western Financial, Inc. Redeems Preferred Stock and Subordinated Notes due 2020

August 3, 2018

DENVER, Colorado (August 2, 2018) – First Western Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYFW), a financial holding company headquartered in Denver, Colorado (“First Western”), announced today that effective July 26, 2018, it has redeemed at par value all of its outstanding shares of preferred stock, which consisted of 8,559 shares of Series A preferred stock, 428 shares of Series B preferred stock, 11,881 shares of Series C preferred stock, and 41,000 shares of Series D preferred stock.  The aggregate redemption price for the preferred stock was $25.4 million, including accrued and unpaid dividends.

In addition, First Western also redeemed effective July 26, 2018, all of its subordinated notes due 2020 for an aggregate redemption price of $6.9 million, including accrued and unpaid interest.

The preferred stock and subordinated notes due 2020 were redeemed using the proceeds from First Western’s recently completed initial public offering, which closed on July 23, 2018.  First Western previously received all necessary regulatory approvals for these redemptions.

About First Western Financial, Inc.

First Western is a financial holding company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with operations in Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming and California.  First Western Financial, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide a fully integrated suite of wealth management services on a private trust bank platform, which includes a comprehensive selection of deposit, loan, trust, wealth planning and investment management products and services.  First Western’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “MYFW.”

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Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President

Julie A. Courkamp
Chief Financial Officer

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