Boston Private Appoints Luis A. Ubiñas to Its Board of Directors

BOSTON--()--Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH) today announced the appointment of Luis A. Ubiñas to its Board of Directors as of September 11, 2017. Mr. Ubiñas was also elected to the Board of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, a wholly-owned banking subsidiary of the Company.

“Luis has an exceptional track record of success in both the philanthropic and private sectors, and has terrific experience serving as a board member for both public and private companies,” said Clayton G. Deutsch, Chief Executive Officer of Boston Private. “He is a proven strategic thinker, change agent and developer of organizations. He also has sophisticated public company governance experience. In addition, Luis has deep experience in the marketing and media arenas, which will help the Board guide us as we implement digital transformation within our Company. We are extremely pleased to welcome him to the Boston Private boards. We look forward to his contributions and guidance as we continue to execute on our strategy in key markets across the U.S.”

Mr. Ubiñas served as president of the Ford Foundation from 2008 through 2013, leading a broad-based restructuring of the organization that included a strategic resetting of its programs, reinvestment of over 80% of the endowment and a rebuilding of facilities and systems. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, he was a Director at McKinsey & Company, leading the firm’s media practice on the West Coast. He is currently President of the Board of Trustees of the Pan American Development Foundation, and serves on several multilateral, governmental and nonprofit boards and advisory committees, including the Advisory Board of the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships, and the New York Public Library and Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation boards. In the private sector, Luis serves on the boards of Electronic Arts, CommerceHub, GFR Media and Shorelight Education.

Mr. Ubiñas is a graduate of Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was named a Truman Scholar, and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, graduating with highest honors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. is a national financial services organization that owns Wealth Management, Trust, and Private Banking affiliates with offices in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Florida, and Wisconsin. The Company has total assets of approximately $8 billion, and manages over $29 billion of client assets.

The Company's affiliates serve the high net worth marketplace with high quality products and services of unique appeal to private clients. The Company also provides strategic oversight and access to resources, both financial and intellectual, to support affiliate management, marketing, compliance and legal activities. (NASDAQ: BPFH)

For more information about BPFH, visit the Company's website at www.bostonprivate.com.

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Contacts

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
Media Contact:
Steve Brownell
(617) 912-4402
sbrownell@bostonprivate.com
or
Investor Contact:
Adam Bromley
(617) 912-4386
abromley@bostonprivate.com

Contacts

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
Media Contact:
Steve Brownell
(617) 912-4402
sbrownell@bostonprivate.com
or
Investor Contact:
Adam Bromley
(617) 912-4386
abromley@bostonprivate.com