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Valley National Bank
1455 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

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Marc Piro
973-305-8800 x5461
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Dianne Grenz
973-305-8800 x4005
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History of Valley National Bank

Founded in 1927 as the Passaic Park Trust Company. The Bank changed its name in the mid 1930's to the Bank of Passaic and Trust Company. In 1956 the Bank acquired the Bank of Allwood located in Clifton, NJ. At the same time, the name was changed to The Bank of Passaic and Clifton. The acquisition of the Bank of Wayne in 1976 created a need for a new identity, and the name Valley National Bank was chosen. Since 1976, Valley has been committed to an expansion strategy dedicated to the highest level of service, and it has continued to grow and strengthen its regional commitment through the following acquisitions:

1956 Purchased The Bank of Allwood (Clifton) 1997 Acquired Midland Bancorp (Paramus)
1976 The Name Valley National Bank Chosen 1998 Acquired Wayne Bancorp
1976 Acquired The Bank of Wayne 1999 Acquired Commonwealth All Service Title Agency
1977 Acquired Bankers National Bank (Elmwood Park) 1999 Acquired Ramapo Financial Corporation (Wayne)
1981 Acquired Liberty National Bank (Hillsdale) 1999 Acquired New Century Asset Management Co.
1982 Acquired Fair Lawn State Bank 2000 Acquired Hallmark Capital Management, Inc.
1983 Formed Valley National Bancorp 2001 Acquired Merchants Bank of New York
1984 Purchased First National Bank and Trust Co. of Kearny 2001 Acquired Valley Commercial Capital, LLC
1990 Purchased Mayflower Savings Bank (Livingston) 2002 Acquired Masters Coverage Corp.
1991 Acquired the Deposits from RTC for 2002 Acquired NIA/Lawyers Title Agency, LLC
- North Jersey Savings (Clifton) 2005 Acquired NorCrown Bank (Livingston)
- First Jersey Savings (Wyckoff) 2005 Acquired Shrewsbury State Bank (Shrewsbury)
- Nutley Savings 2008 Acquired Greater Community Bank (Totowa)
- Yorkwood Savings (Warren) 2010 Acquired LibertyPointe Bank (FDIC Acquired)
1992 Acquired Powder Mill Bank (Morris Plains) 2010 Acquired The Park Avenue Bank (FDIC Acquired)
1993 Acquired People's Bank (Fairfield) 2012 Acquired State Bank of Long Island (Jericho)
1994 Acquired Rock Bank (N. Plainfield) 2014 Acquired 1st United Bancorp Inc. (Boca Raton)
1995 Acquired American Union Bank (Union) 2015 Acquired CNLBank (Orlando)
1995 Acquired Lakeland Savings Bank (Succasunna)    

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with approximately $23 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 200 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey with Executive Offices in Manhattan and West Palm Beach. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy.