Flushing Bank Reinvests in Local Communities by Making an Investment in the Senior Crimestoppers Program

UNIONDALE, N.Y., July 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the "Company") (Nasdaq:FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank (the "Bank"), announced today that the Bank continues its participation in the nationally recognized Senior Crimestoppers program through a CRA investment in the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (the "Foundation"). The Foundation's mission is to provide safe, crime free, high-quality living environments for residents of nursing homes and other senior housing facilities. The Bank's investment allows the Senior Crimestoppers program to provide services to senior housing facilities in the Bank's market, and will help provide a crime-free environment to residents in these facilities.

On July 28th, The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation and Flushing Bank will host an event in support of the Senior Crimestoppers program at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehab Center located at 164-11 Chapin Parkway, Jamaica, New York. The Senior Crimestoppers program is a coordinated group of services designed to reduce and/or prevent the occurrence of crimes in facilities and senior housing facilities. Senior Crimestoppers has reduced all aspects of crime in participating facilities by 94%.

John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flushing Financial stated: "We are proud to participate in such an impactful program. Flushing Bank has been part of the community for over 86 years and in this time seniors have shown their confidence in Flushing Bank by making us their bank of choice. Our investment in the Crimestoppers program is a way to thank them for their loyalty and give back to the seniors in the communities we serve."

About Flushing Financial Corporation

Flushing Financial Corporation is the holding company for Flushing Bank, a New York State-chartered commercial bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank serves consumers, businesses, and public entities by offering a full complement of deposit, loan, and cash management services through its 18 banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Nassau County. The Bank also operates an online banking division, iGObanking.com®, which offers competitively priced deposit products to consumers nationwide.

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CONTACT: Maria A. Grasso Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Flushing Bank 718-961-5400Source:Flushing Financial Corporation