Valley National Bank Appoints Yvonne M. Surowiec To Executive Vice President Chief Human Resources Officer

WAYNE, N.J. - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvonne M. Surowiec to Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

Surowiec brings more than 30 years of experience as a highly accomplished leader and human capital strategist to her new role at Valley. Prior to joining the bank, she held the position of CHRO for CDK Global, where she built a successful talent brand and culture that supported the strategic growth of the organization.

As Valley’s CHRO, she will lead the efforts to position Human Resources as a strategic pillar that will foster a culture of progressive innovation. To support this goal Surowiec will oversee all human resources functions including recruiting, talent management, leadership development, business transformation, organizational design, training and retention.

"Culture is the cornerstone of any successful organization," remarked Valley National Bank President Ira Robbins. "As we continue to grow the bank, it is crucial for us to maintain and enhance a strong corporate culture that empowers our associates to achieve their fullest potential and deliver an exceptional, customer-centric banking experience across every touchpoint. Yvonne’s deep experience and industry expertise make her the ideal candidate to lead these efforts and support Valley’s strategic vision."

Surowiec holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Seton Hall University. She holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Benefits Professional (CBP).

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.