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Bridge Bancorp, Inc. Names New Directors: Daniel Rubin and Christian C. Yegen

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y., June 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:BDGE), the holding company for The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Daniel Rubin and Christian Yegen, both former board members of Community National Bank (CNB), recently acquired by BNB, to serve as Directors of Bridge Bancorp, Inc. and its banking subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank.

"We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Rubin and Mr. Yegen to our Board," commented Marcia Z. Hefter, the Bridge Bancorp chairperson. "Their diverse, successful business experience and tenure with CNB will add depth and dimension to our Board," Ms. Hefter added.

In addition to his involvement with CNB, Daniel Rubin was a founding Board Member of the former Community State Bank of Teaneck, New Jersey. His business experience includes a long tenure in the textile and fashion industry, as well as other entrepreneurial ventures. Active in his community, Rubin is a Board Member and Past President of the United Jewish Appeal of Northern New Jersey and a former board member of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey among other philanthropic affiliations.

Christian C. Yegen was also on the board of the former Community State Bank of Teaneck, New Jersey as well as CNB. His diverse business experience includes 16 years as the Chairman of Yegen Holdings Corp., which was eventually sold to an investor group. He holds an apartment portfolio of over 1000 units, owned and managed in northeast New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and is a graduate of New York University School of Law. His philanthropic work includes numerous not-for-profit organizations, many involved with the arts in New York City.

Established in 1910, Bridge Bancorp, Inc. is a one bank holding company engaged in commercial banking and financial services through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), with assets of over $3.2 billion. Its recent acquisition of CNB added 11 branches, expanding the BNB network to 40 locations from Montauk to Manhattan, with lending offices in Riverhead, New York and in Manhattan. Through its branch network and electronic delivery channels, the Bank provides deposit and loan products and financial services to local businesses, consumers and municipalities. Title insurance services are offered through our subsidiary, Bridge Abstract and investments through Bridge Financial Services.

The Bridgehampton National Bank has a rich tradition of involvement in the community through its support of programs and initiatives that promote local business, the environment, education, healthcare, social services and the arts.

CONTACT: Howard H. Nolan Senior Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary (631) 537-1001, ext. 7255

Source:Bridge Bancorp, Inc.