North Jersey Community Bank To Become "ConnectOne Bank"

Rebranding Highlights Bank's Mission of Connecting and Growing with Customers

Jan 10, 2013, 09:00 ET from North Jersey Community Bank

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- North Jersey Community Bank today announced it will change its name to ConnectOne Bank as of February 11, 2013. Part of a larger corporate rebranding, the new name celebrates the Bank's focus on connecting its customers with financial opportunities and community resources that position them for long-term growth. The Bank's holding company, North Jersey Community Bancorp, has already changed its name to ConnectOne Bancorp, effective immediately.

"ConnectOne reflects the essence of the Bank's mission; a customer-first philosophy that governs everything from process to product innovation," said Frank Sorrentino, III, CEO of North Jersey Community Bank.

The Bank is currently undergoing a complete rebranding, which has allowed the Bank to take on a name that better aligns with it today and the direction in which it is headed.  Throughout the next month, customers can expect to see a new website, social media presence, corporate logo and marketing materials.

Today's announcement comes on the heels of an expansion of the Bank's executive leadership team with the creation of two new positions. Aditya Kishore joined the Bank as Chief Technology/Operations Officer and Laura Criscione, formerly Chief Operating Officer, now serves as Chief Compliance Officer.

North Jersey Community Bank provides a complete range of financial services for both personal and business customers, backed by advanced technology. The Bank provides a full-line of banking products and services, including mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, as well as a wide selection of commercial services. Its "Simply Better Money Market Account," with one of the highest rates in the area, is available for both business and personal accounts and includes free checking and free online bill pay, and now mobile banking.  Each of its branches feature NJCB's exclusive "Coin Toss" free coin counting machine as well as extended lobby hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday. NJCB also provides 24-hour ATM service and free online banking at

About North Jersey Community Bank:

North Jersey Community Bank was founded by local community and business leaders to provide the highest level of personalized community banking services to the New Jersey market and surrounding area. With a strong commitment to the communities it serves, the Bank offers a variety of innovative deposit and loan products. 

North Jersey Community Bank is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  For more information, call 201-816-8900, go online to the bank's website at, or visit NJCB's Facebook page at

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