Suffolk Bancorp Announces Opening of New Branch Office in Garden City

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Suffolk Bancorp (the "Company") (Nasdaq:SUBK), parent company of Suffolk County National Bank (the "Bank," "SCNB"), today announced that the Bank has opened a new Branch Office at 1055 Franklin Avenue, Suite 200, Garden City, NY.

President and CEO Howard C. Bluver stated, "Last month, we reported the opening of the Bank's Garden City Commercial Loan Production Office. Today, to augment the banking services we provide to our commercial clients in central and western Nassau County, we are pleased to announce the opening of our Garden City branch office. The branch, with its smaller dimensions, has been designed and staffed to foster an efficient, professional client experience."

Executive Vice President and Operating Officer Frank Filipo commented, "Also essential to the service we provide is attracting talented bankers to our organization as we expand. To this end, we are pleased to welcome Randy Snell in the position of Vice President, Branch Manager for our new branch. Randy brings more than 20 years of branch management and business development experience to SCNB. We look forward to his success as he and his staff work with our commercial lending team in building our client relationships."

The Bank also plans to follow this business model in Melville, NY, where it anticipates opening a similar branch office in 2014, in close proximity to the Melville Commercial Loan Production Office opened last year.

Corporate Information

Suffolk Bancorp is a one-bank holding company engaged in the commercial banking business through Suffolk County National Bank, a full service commercial bank headquartered in Riverhead, New York and Suffolk Bancorp's wholly owned subsidiary. Organized in 1890, the Bank has 29 branch offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York. For more information about the Bank and its products and services, please visit

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CONTACT: Press: Frank D. Filipo Executive Vice President & Operating Officer (631) 208-2400 Investor: Brian K. Finneran Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (631) 208-2400

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