Valley National Bancorp Sets Record and Payment Date for Common Stock Cash Dividend

May 19, 2011, 16:24 ET from Valley National Bancorp

WAYNE, N.J., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY) ("Valley"), the holding company for Valley National Bank, announced that a common stock cash dividend of $0.1725 per share will be paid July 1, 2011 to shareholders of record on June 15, 2011. The $0.1725 per share dividend is relatively unchanged as compared to the previous quarterly cash dividend (adjusted for a five percent common stock dividend to be issued May 20, 2011 to shareholder of record on May 6, 2011). The cash dividend should not be used as an indicator of future dividends to Valley's stockholders.

About Valley

Valley is a regional bank holding company with over $14 billion in assets, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates 198 branches in 134 communities serving 14 counties throughout northern and central New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Valley National Bank is the largest commercial bank 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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Valley National Bank offers a wide range of deposit products, mortgage loans and cash management services to consumers and businesses including products tailored for the medical, insurance and leasing business. Valley National Bank's comprehensive delivery channels enable customers to bank in person, by telephone or online.

For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit or call our local 24/7 Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.

Forward Looking Statements

The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management's confidence and strategies and management's expectations about new and existing programs and products, acquisitions, relationships, opportunities, taxation, technology, market conditions and economic expectations. These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as "should," "expect," "believe," "view," "opportunity," "allow," "continues," "reflects," "typically," "usually," "anticipate," or similar statements or variations of such terms. Such forward- looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties and Valley's actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements in addition to those risk factors disclosed in our SEC filings, including Valley's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

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