Exhibit 99
News Release



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
 
Alan D. Eskow
 
 
 
Senior Executive Vice President and
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
973-305-4003

VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP REPORTS HIGHER NET INTEREST INCOME AND
MARGIN IN ITS FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS, AND PREPAID HIGH COST BORROWINGS AND BRANCH "RIGHT-SIZING" TO ENHANCE FUTURE INCOME
 

WAYNE, NJ – January 27, 2016 -- Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, today reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $4.7 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share as compared to the fourth quarter of 2014 earnings of $25.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted common share. The 2015 fourth quarter earnings included several infrequent items highlighted in the section below, including a previously disclosed $51.1 million loss on the extinguishment of higher cost debt.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $103.0 million, or $0.42 per diluted common share, compared to 2014 earnings of $116.2 million, or $0.56 per diluted common share.
Key financial highlights for the fourth quarter:
Acquisition of CNLBancshares, Inc.: On December 1, 2015, Valley completed its acquisition of CNLBancshares, Inc. ("CNL") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, CNLBank, headquartered in Orlando, Florida. CNL had approximately $1.6 billion in assets, $825 million in loans and $1.2 billion in deposits, after purchase accounting adjustments, and a branch network of 16 offices. The CNL acquisition increases Valley's Florida branch network to a total of 36 branches covering most major markets in central and southern Florida. The common shareholders of CNL received 0.705 of a share of Valley common stock for each CNL share they owned prior to the merger. The total consideration for the acquisition was approximately $230 million, consisting of 20.6 million shares of Valley common stock. The transaction generated approximately $110 million in goodwill and $19 million in core deposit intangible assets subject to amortization.
Loss on Extinguishment of Debt: In late October 2015 and December 2015, Valley prepaid high cost borrowings mostly from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. The prepaid borrowings of $795 million and $50 million had contractual maturities in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and a total average cost of 3.72 percent. The settlement of such borrowings resulted in the recognition of pre-tax prepayment penalties totaling $51.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Net Interest Income and Margin: Net interest income totaling $148.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 increased $14.1 million and $19.4 million as compared to the third quarter of 2015 and fourth quarter of 2014, respectively. On a tax equivalent basis, our net interest margin increased 21 basis points to 3.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 as compared

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The following information was filed by Valley National Bancorp (VLY) on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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