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First Western Trust Grows Wealth Management Talent

SCOTTSDALE– March 19, 2012 – First Western Trust (“First Western”) announced today that Jim Winterton will serve as a senior vice president in the firm’s Scottsdale office, where he will spearhead the office’s lending efforts as well as underwriting, among other services.

“Jim is a well-established Arizona financial professional, and we look forward to his contributions to our team and this community,” said Dan Thompson, president of the Scottsdale office of First Western. “His knowledge will greatly benefit our current and future customers.”

Most recently, Winterton was a senior vice president and relationship manager at Johnson Bank in Phoenix, a market in which he spent more than 25 years, though his banking industry experience crests 40 years. He’s invested in the communities in which he works, evidenced by prior positions including chairman of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce as well as treasurer and board member of the East Valley Partnership.

Winterton is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School in Washington and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.

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First Western Trust strives to be the best private bank for the Western wealth management client by providing comprehensive, tailored solutions in the areas of wealth planning, private banking, investment management, and trusts and estates. First Western also offers expertise in retirement services, mortgages, insurance, and business banking. First Western’s services are integrated through ConnectView, a proprietary approach that focuses on a client’s entire financial picture. Built specifically for clients based in the West, the firm has offices in Arizona, California, Colorado and Wyoming.

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