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John R. Buran, President and CEO, of Flushing Bank Receives Spirit Award From the Korean American Association of Queens

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the "Company") (Nasdaq:FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank (the "Bank"), announced today that John R. Buran, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, received the Spirit Award from the Korean American Association of Queens.

The Spirit Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Korean community. The recipients of the Spirit Awards were recognized at the Korean Heritage Night held at Citifield on August 20th. Mr. Buran stated, "I am honored to receive this award and appreciate the recognition of the contributions that Flushing Bank has made to the Korean community. As a community bank, with several locations in the heart of Flushing, we have established a strong relationship with the Asian communities that make Flushing a unique and vibrant cultural epicenter of Queens."

About Flushing Financial Corporation

Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:FFIC), with $4.6 billion in consolidated assets, 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 17 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.

Additional information on the Bank and Flushing Financial Corporation may be obtained by visiting the Company's website at http://www.flushingbank.com.

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