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WAYNE, N.J. - Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), announced today the promotion of Alan Gilman to Vice President - District Operations Manager of the Bank’s Long Island District.

Mr. Gilman joined Valley in 2003 and brings over 35 years of experience to his position. As a District Operations Manager, he works to improve operational efficiency in the 15 branches within his District, with an emphasis on customer service and satisfaction. He is also responsible for staffing and the development of branch personnel through ongoing training and coaching efforts designed to elevate branch performance. Prior to being appointed to his current role, Mr. Gilman served as a Branch Sales Manager for Valley’s Chelsea North branch in Manhattan.

"Alan’s experience, expertise and work ethic make him a key member of the Retail Banking Team at Valley," remarked First Senior Vice President Andrea Onorato. "We are confident that, in this role, he will continue to help the Bank grow and expand its presence throughout the Long Island market. We are proud to recognize his contributions with this well-earned promotion."

Mr. Gilman received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Hofstra University. He can be reached at 516--465-2359 or by email at agilman@valleynationalbank.com.

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with $16 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates 204 branches in 144 communities serving 16 counties throughout northern and central New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest in product innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable staff with a high priority on friendly customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit www.valleynationalbank.com or call Customer Service, 24/7 at 800-522-4100.