SOURCE: Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp

September 30, 2015 12:29 ET

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Named to the 2015 Sm-All Stars by Sandler O'Neill + Partners

BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC), the holding company for Peapack-Gladstone Bank, is proud to announce that it has been named a member of the Sandler O'Neill Sm-All Stars Class of 2015. This is the second year in a row that PGC has been named a member of this select class. The 34 banks and thrifts that comprise the 2015 Sm-All Stars list were selected amongst 435 publicly traded banks and thrifts with a market cap of less than $2.5 billion. The 34 selected exhibited outstanding performance metrics based on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength.

"We are truly honored to be selected as part of this group for the second year in a row," stated Doug Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This is an amazing achievement and a major step in our strategic journey. It is further validation that our vision is becoming a reality."

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $3.12 billion as of June 30, 2015. Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative private banking services to businesses, non-profits and consumers, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Through its private banking locations in Bedminster, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, its private wealth management division, and its retail private banking network and online platforms, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service.