Investors Bancorp, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc.

Jan 06, 2012, 17:00 ET from Investors Bancorp, Inc.

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) and Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFSB) announced the completion of Investors Bancorp, Inc.'s acquisition of Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc. 

As previously disclosed, Investors Bancorp, Inc. entered into a separate agreement with a real estate investment fund to sell most of Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc.'s commercial real estate loan portfolio. Investors Bancorp, Inc. intends to complete this sale on Monday, January 9, 2012.

"Investors Bancorp's acquisition of Brooklyn Federal Bancorp adds five branches to our branch network and approximately $390 million of deposits which complements our expansion into New York," said Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bancorp, Inc.  "We are committed to providing Brooklyn Federal's customers with the same high level of service to which they have become accustomed."

About Investors Bancorp, Inc.

Investors Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Investors Bank, which operates from its corporate headquarters in Short Hills, New Jersey, and as of December 31, 2011 had eighty one branch offices located throughout New Jersey and New York.

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