People: Sterling Bancorp (STL)

STL on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Louis Cappelli

84 2013 Chairman of the Board

Jack Kopnisky

59 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Luis Massiani

37 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Rodney Whitwell

57 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Dale Fredston

62 2003 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Howard Applebaum

56 2013 Executive Vice President, President of Specialty Finance and National Markets

David Bagatelle

51 2011 Executive Vice President, Regional Market President

Michael Bizenov

55 2013 Executive Vice President, President of Consumer Banking

Vincent DeLucia

50 2014 Executive Vice President, Hudson Valley Market President

James Peoples

66 2014 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer of the Bank

John Millman

73 2013 Director

Robert Abrams

77 2013 Independent Director

James Deutsch

60 2012 Independent Director

Navy Djonovic

49 2010 Independent Director

Fernando Ferrer

65 2013 Independent Director

William Helmer

81 2013 Independent Director

Thomas Kahn

72 2004 Independent Director

James Klein

66 2013 Independent Director

Robert Lazar

71 2013 Independent Director

Richard O'Toole

59 2012 Independent Director

Burt Steinberg

70 2000 Independent Director

Edward Nebb

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Biographies

Name Description

Louis Cappelli

Mr. Louis J. Cappelli is Chairman of the Board of Sterling Bancorp. Louis J. Cappelli serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Company. He joined Legacy Sterling in 1949 and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Sterling in 1992. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Legacy Sterling National Bank in 1992. Mr. Cappelli, has been a director of Legacy Sterling since 1971. He is also a director of a number of local and national charitable organizations.

Jack Kopnisky

Mr. Jack L. Kopnisky is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sterling Bancorp. He was named Chief Executive Officer and President of Provident Bank and Provident New York Bancorp in 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kopnisky served as Chief Executive Officer of SJB Escrow Corporation since 2009, and as a partner in Mercatus LLC since 2008. From 2005 until 2008, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of First Marblehead Corporation. Mr. Kopnisky served in a variety of leadership positions with KeyCorp and predecessor banks from 1998 to 2005. During those years, he served as President, Consumer Banking Group where he was responsible for Retail Banking, Business Banking, Consumer Banking and Community Development, President, Key Bank USA, President, Retail Banking and President & Chief Executive Officer, Key Investment. Mr. Kopnisky, has been a member of the board since 2011.

Luis Massiani

Mr. Luis Massiani is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Sterling Bancorp. He was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Provident New York Bancorp and Provident Bank effective December 15, 2012. Mr. Massiani, born in 1977, was most recently Director of the investment banking department of Credit Suisse Securities LLC. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in May 2011, Mr. Massiani served first as Vice President, then later as Director, of the investment banking department of Citadel Securities LLC, from September 2009. From August 2005 until September 2009, Mr. Massiani worked in the Financial Institutions Group of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., first as an Associate, and later as Vice President.

Rodney Whitwell

Mr. Rodney Whitwell serves as Senior Executive Vice President (since October 23, 2014), Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Whitwell was appointed as Executive Vice President and named Chief Operating Officer of Legacy Provident Bank and Legacy Provident in November of 2011. Mr. Whitwell was appointed Chief Risk Officer of the Bank effective November 1, 2013. Mr. Whitwell has over 30 years of leadership experience in financial services. He served as Director of Segment Management for Key Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio from 2004 to 2007, Senior Vice President of New Business Initiatives at The First Marblehead Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts from 2007 to 2008 and from 2008 to 2010 he served as Chief Executive Officer at Union Federal Savings Bank, a subsidiary of The First Marblehead Corporation. Mr. Whitwell was Principal at Mercatus LLC, a national financial services consulting and investing firm, from 2010 to 2011.

Dale Fredston

Dale C. Fredston has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sterling and the Bank since the Merger, and she previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Legacy Sterling. She joined Legacy Sterling in April 2003 as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining Sterling, Ms. Fredston served as counsel to Banc of America Commercial Finance Corporation and predecessor entities, from 1992 to 2001, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Howard Applebaum

Mr. Howard M. Applebaum was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and President of Specialty Finance and National Markets effective with the Merger. Mr. Applebaum joined Legacy Sterling Bank in 1992 as Vice President and Corporate Banking Team Leader. Previously, he worked for 12 years as a corporate banking officer and team leader at two New York banking institutions. Mr. Applebaum was promoted to Senior Vice President and head of corporate banking in 1998. In 2001, Mr. Applebaum was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Senior Credit Officer for Legacy Sterling, overseeing commercial, specialty finance and real estate lending activities. Mr. Applebaum currently serves on the Executive Board of the Commercial Finance Association.

David Bagatelle

Mr. David S. Bagatelle is Executive Vice President, Regional Market President of Sterling Bancorp. Mr. Bagatelle was appointed as Executive Vice President and named Market President of the New York Metro Market of Provident Bank and Executive Vice President Provident of New York Bancorp in November of 2011. Mr. Bagatelle, has nearly 25 years of experience in developing, growing and leading financial services businesses. Most recently he was Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Herald National Bank in New York from 2007 to 2010. He served as Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Member of Signature Securities Group in New York from 2000 through 2006, Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Signature Bank from 2000 through 2006.

Michael Bizenov

Mr. Michael Bizenov was appointed as Executive Vice President and President of Consumer Banking in November 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was an officer of Legacy Sterling Bank from 1996 to October 2013, ultimately serving as the Executive Vice President and President of the Residential Mortgage Division. Prior to his joining Legacy Sterling, Mr. Bizenov was the co-founder and managing partner of Real Estate Funding Center, Inc.

Vincent DeLucia

Mr. Vincent DeLucia was appointed as Executive Vice President and Hudson Valley Market President in September 2014. Prior to that, Mr. DeLucia served as Senior Vice President, Northern and Rockland Commercial and Business Market Leader and Hudson Valley Market President for more than five years. Mr. DeLucia began his banking career in 1989 when he joined Legacy Provident Bank.

James Peoples

Mr. James R. Peoples currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President of the Company and Bank (since October 23, 2014) and Chief Banking Officer of the Bank (since September 2014). Mr. Peoples was appointed as Executive Vice President and Market President of Regional Banking of Legacy Provident Bank and Executive Vice President of Legacy Provident in November 2011. Mr. Peoples has over 37 years of experience in financial services and credit management. He served as President for KeyBank in the Seattle Cascades District from 1999 through 2008, and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Western Bank in Denver, Colorado from 2010 to 2011.

John Millman

Mr. John C. Millman is a Director of Sterling Bancorp. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Sterling Bank from 1987 to 2013 and as President of Legacy Sterling from 1993 to 2013. Mr. Millman joined Legacy Sterling in 1976 as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer and was named Executive Vice President in 1981. Mr. Millman has held leadership positions since joining Legacy Sterling more than 35 years ago. He was responsible for supervising all functions of the bank including operations, lending and credit administration and has knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Sterling’s business. Mr. Millman’s qualifications as a member of the Board are primarily attributed to his background in banking, leadership skills and knowledge of the Company and the communities the Bank serves.

Robert Abrams

Mr. Robert Abrams is Independent Director of the Company. Robert Abrams has been a Member of the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP since 1994. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP represents multinational corporations, private companies, individuals and emerging business enterprises. Mr. Abrams served as Attorney General of the State of New York (1979-1993) and also as Bronx Borough President (1970-1978). Mr. Abrams, has been a director of Legacy Sterling since 1999.

James Deutsch

Mr. James F. Deutsch is appointed as the Independent Director of Sterling Bancorp. James F. Deutsch has been serving as a Managing Director of Patriot Financial Partners, L.P. ("Patriot") since April of 2011. From November of 2004 until April 2011, Mr. Deutsch served as President, CEO and Director of Team Capital Bank, a community bank. Mr. Deutsch was designated as a director by Patriot pursuant to the terms of a Corporate Governance Agreement, dated August 7, 2012. Mr. Deutsch holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration. He spent six years as Director (including two years as Vice Chairman) of Atlantic Community Bankers Bank. Mr. Deutsch has also served as the Chairman and Director of many non-profit agencies. Mr. Deutsch’s qualifications as a member of the Board are primarily attributed to his experience in financial services and his perspective as both an investor in and operator of banks.

Navy Djonovic

Ms. Navy E. Djonovic is Independent Director of Provident New York Bancorp. She has been practicing accounting, auditing and consulting at the certified public accounting firm of Maier Markey & Justic LLP since 1999. She has served as the firm's controller since 2001 and became a partner as of January 1, 2010. Ms. Djonovic, has been a director of Sterling since 2010.

Fernando Ferrer

Mr. Fernando Ferrer is Independent Director of the Company. He has been Co-Chairman of Mercury Public Affairs, LLC, a part of Omnicom Group Inc., which specializes in high-value public affairs related to business, government, politics and media since 2006. He was appointed to the Board of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) by Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 26, 2011 and served as Acting Chairman from January 1, 2013 to June 20, 2013. He is the former President of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, a non-partisan, non-profit think tank (2002-2004). He served as Bronx Borough President (1987-2001). Mr. Ferrer, has been a director of Legacy Sterling since 2002.

William Helmer

Mr. William F. Helmer is Independent Director of Sterling Bancorp. Mr. Helmer has been the President of Helmer-Cronin Construction, Inc. since 1961. He also serves as a Trustee of Clarkson University, where he obtained a degree in engineering. Mr. Helmer, has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Provident Bank since 1974 and the Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 2013. He has served as a Director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Provident New York Bancorp since its formation in 1999 through October of 2013.

Thomas Kahn

Mr. Thomas G. Kahn is Independent Director of Sterling Bancorp. He is President of Kahn Brothers Group, Inc., Kahn Brothers LLC, a member of the New York Stock Exchange, and Kahn Brothers Advisors LLC, a registered investment advisor located in New York City. He has served in these capacities, at these companies or their predecessors, since 1978. He holds an MBA Diploma and CFA Certificate. He also serves on a number of local and national charitable organizations. Mr. Kahn, has served as a member on the Board of Directors of Provident Bank and Provident New York Bancorp since 2004.

James Klein

Mr. James B. Klein is Independent Director of the Company. He is President of Eastland Shoe Corp., a family-owned manufacturer of classic, casual footwear, founded in 1955 and based in Freeport, Maine. Since joining Eastland in 1972, he has served as a senior executive and has extensive experience in management of a multi-faceted, global wholesale and retail footwear business. Mr. Klein, was named to the Legacy Sterling Board in August 2012.

Robert Lazar

Mr. Robert W. Lazar is Independent Director of the Company. He is Senior Advisor to TBC Accounting Firm and formerly was President and CEO of the New York Business Development Corporation. Mr. Lazar, has been a director of Legacy Sterling since 2005. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is Chairman of the University of Albany School of Business Advisory Board. He also serves as Board member on several charitable organizations, and formerly was an accounting lecturer at University of Albany, St. Rose and Sage Colleges and Treasurer and Board member at Mt. St. Mary's College, Newburgh, NY. He has over 40 years of auditing, business development, small and middle market lending and banking experience.

Richard O'Toole

Mr. Richard O'Toole is appointed as the Independent Director of Sterling Bancorp. He has served as Executive Vice President (real estate) of The Related Companies, a real estate development and management company since 2008. From 2005 until 2008, Mr. O'Toole served as a consultant for The Related companies. Mr. O'Toole was a practicing lawyer with both a JD and LLM degree and served as a partner at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker prior to his work at The Related Companies. Mr. O'Toole, joined Sterling National Bank and Sterling Bancorp as a member of the Board of Directors in October of 2012. Mr. O'Toole has over 31 years of legal, merger and acquisition, real estate and tax experience.

Burt Steinberg

Mr. Burt Steinberg is Independent Director of Sterling Bancorp. He served as the Executive Director of Dress Barn, Inc., a women's specialty store retailer and a NASDAQ listed company from 2001 to 2009. Prior to that time he held the office of COO & President. Mr. Steinberg has served as President of BSRC Consulting since 2001. Mr. Steinberg serves as a director of REDC (a local economic development corporation, which promotes business activity in Rockland County). Mr. Steinberg, has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Provident Bank and Provident New York Bancorp since 2000. As a member of a number of businesses, educational and charitable organizations throughout the region, he provides insight on local businesses and the economy where Sterling National Bank does business.

Edward Nebb

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