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Flushing Bank Financial Consultant named National Award winner

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank (the “Bank”), announced that Chi Mak, Financial Consultant, has been named a top ten qualifier of the Essex National Securities National Chairman's Gold Award.

John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer stated: “We are very proud to have Chi as a member of our Financial Consulting team. Chi has been a Chairman’s Gold winner with Essex National Securities LLC (“ENSI”), Flushing Bank’s broker dealer, for the past four years. Our mission is to assist clients in achieving their financial goals by offering financial programs, with our advice and guidance to help clients grow and protect their assets while saving for their financial goals.”

Flushing Bank has had a partnership with ENSI, member Financial Industry Regulation Authority (“FINRA”) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”), since 1998. ENSI provides custom-designed, turnkey solutions, tailored for us and our client base. The purpose of the joint relationship is to offer our clients the opportunity to maximize their earnings potential by offering a broader array of investment programs, including mutual funds, tax-deferred annuities and insurance products.

About Flushing Financial Corporation

Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:FFIC) 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, professionals, corporate clients, and public entities by offering a full complement of deposit, loan, and cash management services through its 19 banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Nassau County. As a leader in real estate lending, the Bank’s experienced lending team creates mortgage solutions for real estate owners and property managers both within and outside the New York City metropolitan area. The Bank also operates an online banking division, iGObanking.com®, which offers competitively priced deposit products to consumers nationwide. Additional information on Flushing Bank and Flushing Financial Corporation may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at http://www.flushingbank.com.

“Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this Press Release that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, risk factors discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and in other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "could", "expects", "plans", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "forecasts", "potential" or "continue" or similar terms or the negative of these terms. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The Company has no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact: Maria A. Grasso Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Flushing Bank 718-961-5400

Source:Flushing Financial Corporation