Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc.

Northfield Bancorp, Inc.

AVENEL, N.J., Nov. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (Nasdaq:NFBK), the holding company for Northfield Bank, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB:FLTB), the parent company of Flatbush Federal Savings & Loan Association. Stockholders of Flatbush Federal Bancorp are entitled to receive 0.4748 shares of Northfield Bancorp common stock for each share of Flatbush Federal Bancorp common stock that they owned as of the close of business November 2, 2012.

John W. Alexander, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northfield Bancorp, said, "We are excited to announce the completion of the acquisition of Flatbush Federal Bancorp. Flatbush's staff has joined the Northfield family, and we welcome our new stockholders. We now have nine branch offices in Brooklyn, and we look forward to offering our products and services to our new customers."

Stockholders of Flatbush Federal Bancorp who hold their shares in brokerage accounts will automatically receive Northfield Bancorp common stock, subject to the exchange ratio, for their Flatbush Federal Bancorp common stock. Stockholders in possession of Flatbush Federal Bancorp common stock certificates will receive instructions, by mail, on how to exchange those shares for Northfield Bancorp common stock.

About Northfield Bancorp, Inc.

Northfield Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, and with the acquisition of Flatbush Federal Bancorp operates 29 full service banking offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, and Middlesex and Union counties, New Jersey. For more information about Northfield Bank, please visit

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