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WAYNE, N.J. - Friday, February 24, 2017 - James M. 
TrouwborstValley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the promotion of James M. Trouwborst to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Division Head.

Mr. Trouwborst joined Valley in 2007 and brings over 33 years of commercial lending experience to his position. As Valley’s Commercial Lending Division Head, he is responsible for managing the Wayne, New Jersey Commercial Lending Division and the New Jersey Healthcare Lending teams. He will coordinate and direct the business development initiatives for lenders in both groups while maintaining the credit quality of the portfolio.

"Jim is a seasoned commercial banking leader who understands our markets and knows how to deliver results," remarked Thomas Iadanza, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. "His passion, dedication and wide breadth of experience in the commercial lending segment make him an exceptional candidate to fill this role."

Mr. Trouwborst holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Calvin College, and degrees from the Commercial Lending Graduate School and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is a Board Member for the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and a member of the Commercial Finance Associates, Garden State Credit Associates and the Association for Corporate Growth. Mr. Trouwborst can be reached at 862-261-3048 or by email at jtrouwborst@valleynationalbank.com.

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $22 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. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit a convenient branch location, valleynationalbank.com or call our 24/7 Customer Service Team at 800-522-4100.