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Oritani Bank Celebrates Grand Opening of Bergenfield Branch and Donates $10,000 to the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Posted on 5/19/2010 by

Township of Washington, NJ – May 19, 2010 – On Saturday, May 8th, Oritani Bank celebrated the Grand Opening of their new Bergenfield branch office located at 223 South Washington Avenue. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Kevin J. Lynch, President and CEO of Oritani Bank and President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation, presented a $10,000 donation to the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which has been serving the emergency medical needs of Bergenfield residents since 1941.

As part of the grand opening festivities, Oritani Bank hosted a free Family Fun Day to introduce local residents to the bank.  The well-attended event included food, entertainment and prizes. Residents were also offered the opportunity to take advantage of promotions on banking products, including Optimum Gold checking accounts and convenient CDs with special rates. With the opening of the Bergenfield office, Oritani Bank now has 22 branches serving both individuals and small to mid-size businesses in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties. The bank has undergone major growth in recent years and has doubled its assets since 2006.

“We are pleased to be in a position to offer our customers another convenient location as we continue to expand,” said Mr. Lynch. “The turnout at our opening was very impressive. Oritani Bank is excited to be part of the growing Bergenfield business community, and we look forward to playing an important role in the ongoing revitalization of the downtown district.”

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 $1.25 million dollars to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health & human services, youth programs, and affordable housing.

Oritani Bank is a 99 year old community bank with over $2 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey.  Oritani Bank is a publicly held Mutual Holding Company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank has 22 branches 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 their website,


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