Valley National Bank Appoints Richard Hopkins to Southampton, New York Home Loan Consultant

WAYNE, N.J. - Friday, November 17, 2017 -Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Hopkins to Home Loan Consultant for the New York region. Hopkins is a seasoned lending professional with over 19 years of commercial and residential lending experience. In his new role, Richard is responsible for growing the Bank's mortgage portfolio throughout the region by leveraging Valley's extensive line of Residential Lending products through his vast referral network of real estate professionals.

"We have high expectations for Richard as he enters his new role at Valley," remarked Kevin Chittenden, Executive Vice President and Chief Residential Lending Officer. "With his extensive experience and proven track record, we are confident that he will be an excellent addition to our Home Loan Consultant team."

Hopkins can be reached by at 631-622-5763 or by email at rhopkins@valleynationalbank.com

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with approximately $23 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. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit a convenient branch location, www.valleynationalbank.com or call our Customer Service Team at 800-522-4100.