SOURCE: 1ST Constitution Bancorp

March 25, 2011 11:47 ET

1ST Constitution Bank Acquires Local Retail Branch Banking Offices

CRANBURY, NJ--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - 1ST Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ: FCCY), through its primary banking subsidiary 1ST Constitution Bank, announced today that it has closed on a transaction to acquire all of the deposit liabilities, real estate and related assets of the Rocky Hill, Hillsborough and Hopewell, New Jersey branch banking offices of Amboy Bank. Effective March 28, 2011, each office will reopen as a 1ST Constitution Bank retail branch banking office.

Robert F. Mangano, President and Chief Executive Officer of 1ST Constitution Bank, said, "The acquisition enhances the overall footprint of 1ST Constitution Bank's retail branch banking network in Mercer and Somerset Counties, and is in line with the institution's long-term objectives. The purchase will add approximately $110 million in new deposits, of which the largest components are non-interest bearing demand deposits and consumer savings deposits, further complementing 1ST Constitution's already favorable core deposit mix." In addition, "The acquisition provides the institution with three full service facilities, which are better equipped to serve its customer base in Somerset and Mercer Counties."

1ST Constitution Bancorp, through its primary subsidiary, 1ST Constitution Bank, had total assets as of December 31, 2010 of $644.4 million and operates twelve branch banking offices in Cranbury (2), Fort Lee, Hamilton, Hightstown, Jamesburg, Lawrenceville, Montgomery, Perth Amboy, Plainsboro, West Windsor and Princeton, New Jersey.

1ST Constitution Bancorp is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol "FCCY" and can be accessed through the Internet at

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Contact Information

    Robert F. Mangano
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (609) 655-4500

    Joseph M. Reardon
    Sr. Vice President and Treasurer
    (609) 655-4500