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Sterling Bancorp (STL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard O'Toole

62 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jack Kopnisky

62 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Luis Massiani

41 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Christina Favilla

51 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Rodney Whitwell

59 2017 Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Michael Finn

53 2017 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

James Blose

49 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer

John Cahill

59 2015 Independent Director

James Deutsch

63 2012 Independent Director

Navy Djonovic

52 2010 Independent Director

Fernando Ferrer

67 2013 Independent Director

Robert Giambrone

63 2017 Independent Director

James Landy

63 2000 Independent Director

Robert Lazar

74 2013 Independent Director

Patricia Nazemetz

68 2017 Independent Director

Ralph Palleschi

71 2017 Independent Director

Burt Steinberg

73 2000 Independent Director

William Whiston

64 2015 Independent Director

Edward Nebb

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard O'Toole

Mr. Richard L. O'Toole is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. 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 Partner at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker (2000 to 2005), Board Member Equinox Holding Inc. (privately held) (2016 to present) Compensation Committee, Board Member Motivate (privately held) (2015 to present) Compensation Committee, Board Member, Ladder Capital Corp. (NYSE: LADR) (March 2017 to present). He holds B.A., St. John's University. J.D., St. John's University, School of Law and LL.M., New York University. He has over 35 years of legal and merger and acquisition experience and knowledge of real estate and tax matters.

Jack Kopnisky

Mr. Jack L. Kopnisky is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has been President and CEO of Legacy Provident and Legacy Provident Bank and continues to hold these positions at the Company and Sterling National Bank (2011 to present). He has been CEO of SJB Escrow Corporation (2009 to 2011), Partner at Mercatus LLC (2008 to 2009), President and CEO of First Marblehead Corporation (2005 to 2008). He has served in a variety of leadership positions with KeyCorp and predecessor banks (1998 to 2005), including President, Consumer Banking Group; President of KeyBank USA and President of Retail Banking and President and Chief Executive Officer of Key Investment. He holds B.A., Business Administration and Economics, Grove City College, Graduate, Stonier School of Banking, Weatherhead School of Executive Program, Case Western Reserve University. He has over 36 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, including senior leadership positions as CEO, President, Director and Group Head of commercial banking, consumer finance, community development, private equity, brokerage and asset management businesses.

Luis Massiani

Mr. Luis Massiani is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. He serves as Senior Executive Vice President (since October 2014) and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Massiani was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Legacy Provident NY Bancorp and Legacy Provident Bank effective December 2012. Prior to that Mr. Massiani was Director of the Investment Banking Department of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in May 2011, Mr. Massiani served first as Vice President, then later as a Director, of the investment banking department of Citadel Securities LLC, from September 2009.

Christina Favilla

Ms. Christina M. Favilla serves as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. She serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and the Bank (since July 5, 2017). Ms. Favilla previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of GE Capital Americas since February 2012. Prior to joining GE Capital, Ms. Favilla served as President of Discover Bank and Bank of New Castle, a part of Discover Financial Services, from 2006 to 2012. She served as First Vice President and Cash Management leader of TD Waterhouse, a bank and brokerage company now called TD Ameritrade, from 2001 to 2006 and she held senior financial and sales roles at Citibank and Chase from 1994 to 2001.

Rodney Whitwell

Mr. Rodney C. Whitwell serves as Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. He serves as Senior Executive Vice President (since October 2014) and Chief Administrative Officer (since July 2017) of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Whitwell served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Bank from June 2015 to July 2017, and also served as Chief Risk Officer of the Bank from November 2013 through June 2015. 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 has over thirty-one (31) years of leadership experience in financial services. Prior to joining Provident Bank, Mr. Whitwell was Principal at Mercatus LLC, a national financial services consulting and investing firm, from 2010 to 2011.

Michael Finn

Mr. Michael E. Finn serves as Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Company. He serves as Senior Executive Vice President (since July 2017) and Chief Risk Officer of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Finn was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of HV Bank in January 2014. From August 2011 to December 2013, Mr. Finn served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. From September 2004 to August 2011, Mr. Finn served as a Regional Director for the Office of Thrift Supervision.

James Blose

Mr. James P. Blose serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer of the Company. He serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Blose was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of HV Bank in October 2013. Prior to joining HV Bank, Mr. Blose served as a partner with the law firm of Griffin, Coogan, Blose, Sulzer & Horgan, P.C., located in Bronxville, New York, since December 2003.

John Cahill

Mr. John P. Cahill is Independent Director of the Company. He has been Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP which recently acquired Chadbourne & Parke LLP (March 2007 to present), Co-Founder and Principal of the Pataki-Cahill Group LLC, a strategic consulting firm focusing on the economic and policy implications of domestic energy needs (March 2007 to present). He served in various capacities in the administration of the Governor of New York George E. Pataki (from 1997 to 2006), including Secretary and Chief of Staff to the Governor (2002 to 2006). He has been Board Member, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: ZEST) (2016 to present), Director, TBS International (privately held) (2008 to 2012). He holds B.A., Fordham University, J.D., Pace University School of Law, LL.M., Pace University School of Law

James Deutsch

Mr. James F. Deutsch is Independent Director of the Company. He has been Managing Partner of Patriot Financial Partners, L.P. ("Patriot") (April 2011 to present), President, CEO and Director of Team Capital Bank, (November 2004 to April 2011), Director (including two years as Vice Chairman) of Atlantic Community Bankers Bank (2009 to April 2015), Board member, MBT Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: MBTF) and Monroe Bank & Trust (May 2015 to present), Board member, Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC (privately held) (August 2014 to present), Board member, Trinity Capital Corporation and Los Alamos National Bank (OTC:TRIN) (January 2017 to present), Board Member, First Bankshares of Texas and First Capital Bank (privately held) (October 2017 to present), Board Member, Avenue Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNU) (January 2015 to July 2016), Board Member, Cape Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: CBNJ) and Cape Bank (March 2015 to May 2016). He serves as Chairman and Director of several non-profit agencies. He holds B.S., Finance from Lehigh University and M.B.A., Business Administration from Lehigh University. He has over 38 years of banking and investment management experience.

Navy Djonovic

Ms. Navy E. Djonovic is Independent Director of the Company. She is a Partner at Maier Markey & Justic LLP, a certified public accounting firm, providing accounting, auditing and consulting services (January 2010 to present), Director of Operations at Mikimoto (America) (1998 to 1999), Senior Accountant at Arthur Anderson (1996 to 1998), Staff Accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP (1994 to 1996), Certified Public Accountant, New York State (active member), Serves on the Boards of a number of non-profit and civic organizations in Westchester County including the Westchester County Association. She holds B.A., Accounting from Fordham University.

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 public affairs related to business, government, politics and media (October 2006 to present). He was appointed to the Board of the Metropolitan Transit Authority ("MTA") by Governor Andrew Cuomo (June 2011 to present); served as Acting Chairman from February to June 2017 and previously from January to June 2013, City University of New York Board of Trustees (July 2016 to present). He has been President of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, a non-partisan, non-profit think tank (2002 to 2004), Bronx Borough President (1987 to 2001), City University of New York Board of Trustees (July 2016 to present). He holds B.A. from University Heights College of Arts and Sciences, New York University, M.P.A., Baruch College of the City University of New York. He has over 26 years of leadership experience in New York City government.

Robert Giambrone

Mr. Robert S. Giambrone serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been Director, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. (2002 to 2013), Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Morgan Stanley Investment Management (1995 to 2002), Partner of KPMG LLP (1987 to 1995) and Board member, WSP USA Buildings, Inc. (privately held) (March 2015 to present). He holds B.B.A. Accounting from Iona College and Certified Public Accountant, New York State, Series 27, 7 and 63 Securities Licenses held. He has over 42 years of experience in accounting and finance with over 18 years of experience in operating a financial services business.

James Landy

Mr. James J. Landy is Independent Director of the Company. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Legacy HVB and Hudson Valley Bank N.A. ("HV Bank") (January 2015 through June 2015) and Executive Chairman (2012 to 2014). Served in a variety of other senior positions of HV Bank from 1977 to 2012 including eleven years as President and CEO. He serves on the Boards of several civic, municipal, charitable and ecumenical organizations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. He holds B.A., Manhattan College, Graduate, Stonier School of Banking, M.B.M., Banking, Louisiana State University. He has over 42 years of commercial banking experience.

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 41 years of auditing, business development, small and middle market lending and banking experience. He holds MS in Accounting from University at Albany and B.S in Economics from The Sage Colleges.

Patricia Nazemetz

Ms. Patricia M. Nazemetz serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is Principal of NAZ DEC LLC (2011 to present), Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Xerox Corporation (1999 to 2011), Human Resources Department of Xerox Corporation (1979 to 1999), Board Member, YRC Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) (March 2015 to present) Compensation Committee Chair (May 2017 to present), Board Member, Muscular Dystrophy Association (2014 to present) Governance Committee Chair (May 2017 to present), Board Member, Board of Trustees, Fordham University (1997 to 2017), Board Member, WMS Industries Inc. (2007 to 2013) Compensation Committee Chair (2009 to 2013), Board Member, Energy East Corp. (2007 to 2008) Compensation Committee Chair (2008 to 2009). She holds B.A. from Fordham University and M.A. from Fordham University. She has over 38 years of experience in human resources, over 11 of which were spent in an executive officer position.

Ralph Palleschi

Mr. Ralph F. Palleschi, CPA, serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has over 34 years of experience in reviewing and maintaining systems of internal controls and in financial controls, reporting and analysis. He has been President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of First Long Island Investors, LLC and FLI Investors, LLC (successor companies of First Long Island Investors, Inc.) (1983 to present), Co-Founder of First Long Island Investors, Inc. in 1983, Chief Operating Officer of New York Islanders hockey team (1993 to 1997), Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Entenmann's Inc. (1977 to 1983), Employee of Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (predecessor of KPMG LLP) (1968 to 1977), Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Variety Child Learning Center, Member of the Board of Directors of the Viscardi Center. He holds B.B.A. from St. John's University.

Burt Steinberg

Mr. Burt B. Steinberg is Independent Director of the Company. He served as President and Consultant to BSRC Consulting (2001 to present), Director Emeritus Ascena Retail Group, Inc., formerly known as Dress Barn, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company (2009 to 2015) and Executive Director (2001 to 2009); Chief Operating Officer and President (1982 to 2001), Hedge fund consultant to XLCR Capital Partners LP (2011 to January 2015), Member and Director of a number of business, educational and charitable organizations throughout Rockland and the surrounding regions. He holds B.A. from City University of New York and M.B.A. from Columbia University. As a member of the Board and Audit Committee of the Company for over 18 years, he provides invaluable financial, accounting and regulatory experience.

William Whiston

Mr. William E. Whiston is Independent Director of the Company. He has over 41 years of business experience in the areas of finance, financial services and e-commerce. He has been Chief Financial Officer of the Archdiocese of New York, a religious not-for-profit organization, based in New York City (January 2002 to present). He served in a number of executive positions at Allied Irish Bank, including lending, product development and operations/compliance (1972 to 2002), Trustee, St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Patrick's Landmark Foundation and St. Joseph's Seminary, Member, Provident Healthcare, the member of Archcare, the healthcare arm of the Archdiocese of New York, Board Member, Mutual of America. He holds B.A. from Pace University and M.B.A. from Stern School of Business, New York University

Edward Nebb

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