Valley National Bank Appoints Gary Gertler as Vice President and Residential Mortgage Branch Manager for Maryland

WAYNE, N.J. – Tuesday , May 29, 2018-  Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Gertler as Vice President and Residential Mortgage Branch Manager for Maryland.

With over 31 years of professional lending experience, Gertler joins Valley as one of its newest residential mortgage branch managers. In this role, he is responsible for extensively overseeing sales, administration, staffing and overall loan operations management. He is also responsible for developing and supporting sales goals for his team as well as strengthening the Bank’s ties with businesses in the local area.

"Gary is an accomplished and experienced lending professional who consistently delivers results," remarked Kevin Chittenden, Executive Vice President and Chief Residential Lending Officer. "We are confident he will continue his successful career and further advance our growth as a premier provider of home lending solutions throughout this important market."

Gertler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and is an associate member of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GECAAR). He can be reached by phone at 301-775-3406 or by email at ggertler@valleynationalbank.com.

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $29 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 230 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, Florida and Alabama. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest in product innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable staff with a high priority on friendly customer service. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit www.valleynationalbank.com or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.