SOURCE: Center Bancorp, Inc.

May 22, 2007 11:38 ET

Center Bancorp Announces Preliminary Shareholder Vote Results

UNION, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- Center Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: CNBC), the parent company of Union Center National Bank, announced today that, subject to appropriate review and certification of final results, the preliminary vote tally from last week's Annual Meeting of Shareholders shows that Brenda Curtis, Harold Schechter, Lawrence Seidman and Raymond Vanaria have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Company's Board of Directors. The Company will announce the final results when certified by IVS Associates, the independent Inspector of Elections.

About Center Bancorp

Center Bancorp, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Center National Bank, Union, New Jersey, currently operates 15 banking locations. Banking centers are located in Union Township (6 locations), Berkeley Heights, Boonton/Mountain Lakes, Madison, Millburn/Vauxhall, Morristown (3 locations), Springfield, and Summit, New Jersey. Construction will begin shortly on a new banking location in Florham Park, New Jersey and plans are underway to add a branch in Cranford, New Jersey as well. The Bank also operates remote ATM locations in the Union, Chatham and Madison New Jersey Transit train stations, Union Hospital and the Boys and Girls Club of Union.

Union Center National Bank is the largest commercial bank headquartered in Union County; it was chartered in 1923 and is a full-service banking company.

For further information regarding Center Bancorp, Inc., call 1-(800)-862-3683. For information regarding Union Center National Bank, visit our web site at http://www.centerbancorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All non-historical statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may use such forward-looking terminology as "expect," "look," "believe," "plan," "anticipate," "may," "will" or similar statements or variations of such terms or otherwise express views concerning trends and the future. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including risks cited in reports filed by Center Bancorp with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Center Bancorp, Inc. assumes no obligation for updating any such forward-looking statement at any time.

Contact Information

  • Investor Inquiries

    Anthony C. Weagley
    Vice President and Treasurer
    Center Bancorp
    (908) 206-2886

    Media Inquiries:

    Mike Pascale or Tom Johnson
    Abernathy MacGregor
    (212) 371-5999