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Valley National Bancorp (VLY)

VLY on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerald Lipkin

75 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Rudy Schupp

66 2017 President of Valley National Bancorp and Chief Banking Officer of Valley National Bank

Alan Eskow

68 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Director of Valley and Valley National Bank

Ira Robbins

42 2017 President of Valley National Bank

Ronald Janis

68 2017 Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Robert Bardusch

51 2016 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Chief Information Officer of Valley National Bank

Kevin Chittenden

52 2016 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Chief Residential Lending Officer of Valley National Bank

Dianne Grenz

54 2014 Senior Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Chief Consumer Banking Officer of Valley National Bank

Thomas Iadanza

58 2016 Senior Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Chief Lending Officer of Valley National Bank

Bernadette Mueller

58 2009 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Andrea Onorato

59 2014 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Melissa Scofield

57 2015 Executive Vice President of Valley and Valley National Bank

Mitchell Crandell

46 2007 First Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Sherry Ambrosini

61 2014 First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank

Andrew Abramson

63 2014 Lead Independent Director

Graham Jones

72 1997 Director

Mary Steele Guilfoile

63 2003 Director

Peter Baum

61 2012 Independent Director

Pamela Bronander

60 1993 Independent Director

Eric Edelstein

67 2003 Independent Director

Gerald Korde

73 1989 Independent Director

Michael LaRusso

71 2004 Independent Director

Marc Lenner

51 2007 Independent Director

Suresh Sani

52 2007 Independent Director

Jeffery Wilks

57 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerald Lipkin

Mr. Gerald H. Lipkin is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of the company. He was President of the Company and Valley National Bank. He began his career at Valley in 1975 as a Senior Vice President and lending officer, and has spent his entire business career directly in the banking industry. He became CEO and Chairman of Valley in 1989. Prior to joining Valley, he spent 13 years in various positions with the Comptroller of the Currency as a bank examiner and then Deputy Regional Administrator for the New York region. Mr. Lipkin was elected a Class A director to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during 2013. He serves on the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s Board as a Member Director representing New Jersey for a four year term that commenced on January 1, 2014. Mr. Lipkin is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Banking and Finance from New York University. He is also a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking.

Rudy Schupp

Mr. Rudy E. Schupp serves as President of Valley National Bancorp and Chief Banking Officer of Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Schupp is also responsible to work with the management team and Board in overseeing opportunities related to growth, strategy and shareholder relations for our bank holding company. As Chief Banking Officer of Valley National Bank, he will be responsible for commercial, mortgage and retail lending, as well as trust and wealth management. Rudy is a talented leader and has broad knowledge of the Banking industry. He has operated and spearheaded the successful growth of our Florida franchise and is immensely qualified to deliver on Valley’s mission and strategic vision. Rudy has been a key member of Valley’s senior management team since we acquired 1st United Bank in 2014, where he served as 1st United’s CEO.”

Alan Eskow

Mr. Alan D. Eskow, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Director of Valley National and Valley National Bank, subsidiary of the company. He joined Valley in 1990 as a Vice President in the Financial Administration Department. He is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey State Society of CPAs. He was designated the Controller in 1998 and Chief Financial Officer in 2000. He also worked a number of years in public accounting, as an executive in a savings and loan and seven years arranging financing for multi-family properties through FHLMC, FNMA and other investors. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Long Island University and is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Ira Robbins

Mr. Ira D. Robbins serves as President of Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp. He was Senior Executive Vice President of the Valley and Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Robbins joined Valley National Bank in 1996 as part of the Bank's Management Associate Program. He is currently responsible for asset and liability management, debt and capital management, liquidity management, strategic planning, budgeting and derivative management. Mr. Robbins also participates in corporate development initiatives and oversees the management of the Bank's Payroll Department. Mr. Robbins received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Economics from Susquehanna University and received his Masters of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Pace University. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Robbins is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Public Accountants.

Ronald Janis

Robert Bardusch

Kevin Chittenden

Dianne Grenz

Thomas Iadanza

Mr. Thomas A. Iadanza is Senior Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Chief Lending Officer of Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Iadanza joined the Company in 2012 in connection with the State Bank of Long Island acquisition. He currently serves as an Executive Vice President.

Bernadette Mueller

Andrea Onorato

Melissa Scofield

Mitchell Crandell

Sherry Ambrosini

Andrew Abramson

Mr. Andrew B. Abramson is Lead Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Abramson is a licensed real estate broker in the States of New Jersey and New York. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s Degree, and a Master’s Degree, both in Civil Engineering. With 37 years as a business owner, an investor and developer in real estate, he brings management, financial, and real estate market experience and expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Graham Jones

Mr. Graham O. Jones serves as Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Jones has been practicing law since 1969, with an emphasis on banking law since 1980. He has been a Partner of Jones & Jones since 1982 and served as the former President and Director of Hoke, Inc., (manufacturer and distributor of fluid control products). He was a Director and General Counsel for 12 years at Midland Bancorporation, Inc. and Midland Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Jones was a partner at Norwood Associates II for 10 years and was a President and Director for Adwildon Corporation (bank holding company). Mr. Jones received his Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. With his business and banking affiliations, including partnerships and directorships, as well as professional and civic affiliations, he brings a long history of banking law expertise and a variety of business experience and professional achievements to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Mary Steele Guilfoile

Ms. Mary J. Steele Guilfoile is a Director of Valley National Bancorp. Ms. Guilfoile is the former Executive Vice President and Corporate Treasurer of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (a global financial services firm) and a former Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of The Beacon Group, LLC (a private equity, strategic advisory and wealth management partnership). Ms. Guilfoile is Chairman of MG Advisors, Inc. and is also a Partner of The Beacon Group L.P. (a private investment group), a CPA, Chairman of the Audit Committee of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., and was Chairman of the Audit Committee of Viasys Healthcare, Inc. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Boston College Carroll School of Management and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in strategic marketing and finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. With her wide range of professional experience and knowledge, Ms. Guilfoile brings a variety of business experience in corporate governance, risk management, accounting, auditing, investment and management expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Peter Baum

Mr. Peter J. Baum is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Baum joined Essex Manufacturing, Inc. in 1978 as an Asian sourcing manager. Essex Manufacturing, Inc. has been in business over 54 years and imports various consumer products from Asia. Essex distributes these products to large retail customers in the U.S. and globally. Mr. Baum graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 with a B.S. in Economics. Mr. Baum brings over 35 years of business experience including as a business owner for 19 years. Mr. Baum also brings financial experience and expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Pamela Bronander

Ms. Pamela R. Bronander is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Ms. Bronander has full managerial responsibility for the financial, operational, human resources, and legal aspects of two mechanical contracting companies: K.M.C. Mechanical, Inc and Kaye Mechanical Contractors, LLC that serve the Tristate area. Ms. Bronander was formerly an officer of Scandia Packaging Machinery Company. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Lafayette College. Ms Bronander brings years of general business, managerial and small business financial expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Eric Edelstein

Mr. Eric P. Edelstein is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Edelstein is a former Director of Aeroflex, Incorporated and Computer Horizon Corp.; former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Griffon Corporation (a diversified manufacturing and holding company), and a former Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP (an accounting firm). Mr. Edelstein was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP for 30 years and held various roles in the accounting and audit division, as well as the management consulting division. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and his Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting from Rutgers University. With 30 years of experience as a practicing CPA and as a management consultant, Mr. Edelstein brings in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing standards as well as a wide range of business expertise to our Board. He has worked with audit committees and boards of directors in the past and provides Valley’s Board of Directors with extensive experience in auditing and preparation of financial statements.

Gerald Korde

Mr. Gerald Korde is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Korde is the owner of Birch Lumber Company, Inc. and has various business interests including real estate investment projects with Chelsea Senior Living and Inglemoor Care Center of Livingston. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Korde’s years of general business and managerial expertise, including his background as a former owner and manager of motels, provides a long history of entrepreneurship and managerial knowledge that brings value to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Michael LaRusso

Mr. Michael L. LaRusso is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. LaRusso is a former Executive Vice President and a Director of Corporate Monitoring Group at Union Bank of California. He held various positions as a federal bank regulator with the Comptroller of the Currency for 23 years and assumed a senior bank executive role for 15 years in large regional and/or multinational banking companies (including Wachovia, Citicorp and Union Bank of California). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Seton Hall University and he is also a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking. Mr. LaRusso’s extensive management and leadership experience with these financial institutions positions him well to serve on Valley’s Board of Directors.

Marc Lenner

Mr. Marc J. Lenner is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Lenner became the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Lester M. Entin Associates in January 2000 after serving in various other executive positions within the company. He has experience in multiple areas of commercial real estate markets throughout the country (with a focus in the New York tri-state area), including management, acquisitions, financing, development and leasing. Mr. Lenner is the Co-Director of a charitable foundation where he manages a multi-million dollar equity and bond portfolio. Prior to Lester M. Entin Associates, he was employed by Hoberman Miller Goldstein and Lesser, P.C., an accounting firm. He attended Muhlenberg College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in both Business Administration and Accounting. With Mr. Lenner’s financial and professional background, he provides management, finance and real estate experience to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Suresh Sani

Mr. Suresh L. Sani is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Sani is a former associate at the law firm of Shea & Gould. As president of First Pioneer Properties, Inc., he is responsible for the acquisition, financing, developing, leasing and managing of real estate assets. He has over 25 years of experience in managing and owning commercial real estate in Valley’s lending market area. Mr. Sani received his Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor Degree from the New York University School of Law. He brings a legal background, small business network management and real estate expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Jeffery Wilks

Mr. Jeffery S. Wilks is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Wilks served as a director of State Bancorp, Inc. from 2001 to 2011 and was appointed to Valley’s Board of Directors in connection with Valley’s acquisition of State Bancorp, Inc., effective January 1, 2012. From 1992 to 1995 Mr. Wilks was an Associate Director of Sandler O’Neill, an investment bank specializing in the banking industry. Prior to that, Mr. Wilks was a Vice President of Corporate Finance at NatWest USA and Vice President of NatWest USA Capital Corp. and NatWest Equity Corp., each an investment affiliate of NatWest USA. Mr. Wilks serves on the board of directors of the New Cassell Business Association, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Central Synagogue, New York, is a member of the board of the Museum at Eldridge Street, and is a member of the Board of City Parks Foundation. Mr. Wilks served as Director of the Banking and Finance Committee of the UJA - Federation of New York from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Wilks earned his BSBA in Accounting and Finance from Boston University. Mr. Wilks brings experience in banking, finance and investments to Valley’s Board of Directors.