ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Announces Filing of Shelf Registration Statement

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNOB) (the “Company” or “ConnectOne”), parent company of ConnectOne Bank (the “Bank”), today announced that it has filed a universal shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The new registration statement is effective for three years and provides for the issuance of up to $50 million of debt and equity securities. ConnectOne’s previous $50 million shelf registration statement expired in June 2016.

“We have no current plans to issue securities, but it is our longstanding policy to maintain an effective shelf registration statement to ensure financing flexibility should the need arise,” commented Frank Sorrentino III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

About ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.

ConnectOne is a New Jersey corporation and a registered bank holding company pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, and serves as the holding company for ConnectOne Bank (the “Bank”). The Bank is a community-based, full-service New Jersey-chartered commercial bank that was founded in 2005. The Bank operates from its headquarters located at 301 Sylvan Avenue in the Borough of Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County, NJ and through its 20 other banking offices.

For more information, visit https://www.ConnectOneBank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements which are based on certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies and expectations of the Company. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by use of the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," or similar expressions. The Company's ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the operations of the Company and its subsidiaries include, but are not limited to, those factors set forth in Item 1A – Risk Factors of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities Exchange Commission, and as updated by our subsequent periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and changes in interest rates, general economic conditions, legislative/regulatory changes, monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board, the quality or composition of the loan or investment portfolios, demand for loan products, deposit flows, competition, demand for financial services in the Company's market area and accounting principles and guidelines. These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation to buy any securities of the company.

Investor Contact: William S. Burns Executive VP & CFO 201.816.4474; bburns@cnob.com Media Contact: Christine Marra, MWW 646.215.6888; cmarra@mww.com

Source:ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.