Township of Washington, NJ, December 1, 2008 – Oritani Bank recently celebrated the Grand Opening of their newest branch office located at 348 Central Avenue in the Heights section of Jersey City. With the addition of this new office, Oritani Bank now has five branches in Hudson County – three in Union City, one in North Bergen and one in Jersey City. Mayor Jerramiah R. Healy and Councilman Bill Gaughan attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening festivities to welcome Oritani Bank to the local community.
Kevin J. Lynch, President of The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, CEO and President of Oritani Bank also presented a $10,000 donation to the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID), which helps guide and promote positive social growth and economic revitalization in Jersey City. They provide supplemental management, maintenance, and improvements to the Central Avenue business district. Numerous executives from the CASID attended the event to celebrate the occasion and accept the donation.
In addition, Oritani hosted a three-hour Family Fun Day at the new branch to introduce local area residents to the bank. The event was well attended and new customers were offered customers special banking products as well as food, fun and entertainment. With the addition of Emerson and Jersey City, Oritani Bank now has 21 branch offices serving both consumers and small to mid-size businesses in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties.
“As a result of the two branch openings this Fall, Oritani Bank has experienced tremendous growth, including numerous new consumer and business accounts. The turnout at our events has been excellent and I was especially pleased to see so many new business relationships develop, particularly in Jersey City. Fortunately, Oritani Bank is a rock-solid community bank and our capital base has been able to fully support our ongoing expansion plans and growth strategies. We have more new branches slotted for ’09 and are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead,” commented Mr. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank.
The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation was established in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for residents in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated over $800,000 to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health & human services, youth programs, and affordable housing.
Oritani Bank is a 97 year old community bank and is a publicly held Mutual Holding Company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT”. Oritani Bank now has 21 branch locations throughout Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties, and offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit the Company’s website, www.oritani.com.