Valley National Bank Appoints Rick Kraemer To First Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Officer

WAYNE, N.J. - Monday, December 18, 2017 - Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Kraemer to First Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Officer.

Kraemer brings more than 17 years of investment management, research and analytics experience to his position. As the Investor Relations Officer, he is responsible for serving as a liaison between the institutional community and Valley. Additionally, he will be providing strategic insight towards future business development and potential business combinations to support Valley’s growth.

"Rick brings extensive investment relations experience to Valley, which will broaden and deepen the scope of services available to our shareholders," remarked Alan D. Eskow, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "He is an accomplished banking professional who will add significant value to both our team and clients."

Kraemer received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Fordham University and is a former Wall Street Journal "Best on the Street" Analyst in the Banking Industry. He can be reached at 973-686-4817 or by email at rkraemer@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, visit www.valleynationalbank.com or call Customer Service at 800-522-4100.