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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 1975 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Alan Eskow

67 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Director of Valley and Valley National Bank

Peter Crocitto

58 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Albert Engel

67 1998 Executive Vice President of Valley and Valley National Bank

Dianne Grenz

53 2014 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Thomas Iadanza

57 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Lending Officer of the Company and Bank

James Lawrence

72 2001 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Bernadette Mueller

57 2009 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Robert Mulligan

68 1991 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Andrea Onorato

58 2014 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Ira Robbins

41 2015 Senior Executive Vice President of the Valley and Valley National Bank

Rudy Schupp

65 2014 Executive Vice President of Valley and Valley National Bank

Melissa Scofield

56 2015 Executive Vice President of Valley and Valley National Bank

Sherry Ambrosini

60 2014 First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank

Mitchell Crandell

45 2015 First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank

Andrew Abramson

62 2014 Lead Independent Director

Graham Jones

71 1997 Director

Mary Steele Guilfoile

62 2003 Director

Peter Baum

60 2012 Independent Director

Pamela Bronander

59 1993 Independent Director

Eric Edelstein

66 2003 Independent Director

Gerald Korde

72 1989 Independent Director

Michael LaRusso

70 2004 Independent Director

Marc Lenner

50 2007 Independent Director

Barnett Rukin

75 1991 Independent Director

Suresh Sani

51 2007 Independent Director

Jeffery Wilks

56 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerald Lipkin

Mr. Gerald H. Lipkin is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank, subsidiary of the company. Mr. Lipkin 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.

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. Mr. Eskow 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.

Peter Crocitto

Mr. Peter Crocitto is the Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Director of the Company and Valley National Bank, subsidiary of the company. Mr. Crocitto joined Valley in 1977 and has held positions in various departments throughout the bank including Consumer Lending, Retail Banking, MIS, Business Development and Operations. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1996 and assumed the title of Chief Operating Officer in 2008. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University and his Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking.

Albert Engel

Dianne Grenz

Thomas Iadanza

Mr. Thomas A. Iadanza is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Lending Officer of the Company and Bank. 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.

James Lawrence

Bernadette Mueller

Robert Mulligan

Andrea Onorato

Ira Robbins

Mr. Ira D. Robbins is an 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.

Rudy Schupp

Melissa Scofield

Sherry Ambrosini

Mitchell Crandell

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.

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.

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 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.

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 53 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.

Pamela Bronander

Ms. Pamela R. Bronander is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Ms. Bronander has full managerial responsibility for the financial and legal aspects of two mechanical contracting companies, KMC Mechanical, Inc. and Kaye Mechanical Contractors LLC. Ms. Bronander was formerly an officer of Scandia Packaging Machinery Company. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Lafayette College.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Barnett Rukin

Mr. Barnett Rukin is an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Rukin was the Chief Executive Officer of Short Line (a regional bus line) for 15 years and Regional Chief Executive Officer at Coach USA for two years. Since 2000 he has been Chief Executive Officer of SLX Capital Management LLC. Mr. Rukin has in-depth knowledge of real estate, federal, state and local business regulations, and human resources, investments, and insurance (including auto, property and casualty insurance). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Cornell University.

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 24 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.

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 thereto, 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, and is a member of the board of the Museum at Eldridge Street. Mr. Wilks served as Director of the Banking and Finance Committee of UJA from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Wilks earned his BSBA in Accounting and Finance from Boston University.