Provident Financial Services, Inc. Appoints Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. as Its Transfer Agent and Registrar

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) announced the appointment of Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) ("Broadridge") as its transfer agent and registrar for the shares of its common stock. Broadridge will manage all stock registry requests for stockholders, including changes of address, replacement of lost and stolen stock certificates, and transfer of shares. This change to Broadridge from the Company's former transfer agent and registrar, Registrar and Transfer Company, will be effective October 31, 2014.

On or about November 6, 2014, welcome letters will be mailed directly to all Provident Financial Services, Inc. registered stockholders with instructions on how to access their account through Broadridge.

About Provident Financial Services, Inc.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. is the holding company for The Provident Bank, a community-oriented bank offering "commitment you can count on" since 1839. The Provident Bank provides a comprehensive array of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey, as well as Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties of Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary Beacon Trust Company.

About Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge employs approximately 6,700 full-time associates in 14 countries. For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com.

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The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date made. The Company advises readers that the factors listed above could affect the Company's financial performance and could cause the Company's actual results for future periods to differ materially from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods in any current statements. The Company does not have any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Provident Financial Services, Inc. 1-732-590-9300 Website: www.providentnj.com

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