Valley National Bank Appoints Teresita Canals as Home Loan Consultant for Southern Florida

WAYNE, N.J. – Monday, February 5, 2018-  Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresita Canals as Home Loan Consultant for Southern Florida.

Canals joins Valley with over 20 years of residential lending experience. As a Home Loan Consultant, she will be responsible for originating residential mortgages and programs in the Miami Dade region. She also reviews her client’s finances and their future plans to determine the best type of financing that will suit her client’s needs. As an experienced and dedicated lending professional, she ensures her clients fully understand the home financing options Valley has available.

“We are excited to add such an accomplished and experienced lending professional to our team of Home Loan Consultants," remarked Kevin Chittenden, Executive Vice President and Chief Residential Lending Officer. "With Teresita’s knowledge and expertise, we will continue to expand our presence throughout this important region.”

Canals graduated from Miami Dade College and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She is actively involved with non-profit agencies offering first time homebuyer programs within Miami Dade County. She can be reached at 305-810-1284, extension 1284 or by email at tcanals@valleynationalbank.com.

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with approximately $28 billion in assets, reflecting the recent acquisition of USAB. 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.