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Flushing Bank Continues its Support of Classroom, Inc. Program in Flushing, New York

UNIONDALE, N.Y., July 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank (the “Bank”), announced today that the Bank will be sponsoring a grant to Classroom, Inc., a New York based non-profit organization that supports students in low to moderate income areas.  Flushing Bank’s generous grant funds a special literacy and math program for P.S. 32 and P.S. 107 in Flushing, New York. The grant will support over 280 students. 

John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer stated:  “We have been supporting Classroom, Inc. for the past nine years and are pleased to continue our support of such a worthwhile organization.  They have designed a special literacy and math program that uses an innovative curriculum to help students gain essential academic skills.  The program has been well received by school administrators, teachers, parents, and most importantly, students.  This program is truly unique in that it provides our youth with a wide range of benefits from improved literacy and math skills to greater career awareness.  At Flushing Bank, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve and educating our youth is one important way.”

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,®, 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

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Contact:Maria A. GrassoSenior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating OfficerFlushing Bank718-961-5400

Source:Flushing Financial Corporation