SOURCE: Provident Bank

Provident Bank

June 27, 2013 10:00 ET

Provident Bank Strengthens Hudson Valley Banking Team

David Apps and William Griffiths Named Managing Directors

MONTEBELLO, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) -   Provident Bank, a subsidiary of Provident New York Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY), announced the addition of David Apps and William Griffiths to its northern and central market banking teams. In addition to the senior bankers' commercial banking experience they bring regional knowledge to Provident clients in Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, and Putnam counties. Provident Bank has 17 teams dedicated to serving the needs of businesses throughout the greater New York metropolitan area.

"Provident is committed to providing personalized service and diversified banking solutions to the Hudson Valley. David and William will leverage their industry experience and regional knowledge to meet the unique needs of businesses and individuals in the region while growing Provident's client base," explained Vincent DeLucia, senior vice president, commercial market leader.

Mr. Apps has successfully developed new business for several major financial institutions during his over 40-year career in corporate banking and finance. As a managing director, Mr. Apps will join the team led by Chris Fiorillo, senior managing director, and be responsible for cultivating and growing middle market banking client relationships.

Prior to joining Provident, Mr. Apps was managing director of Royal Bank of Scotland where he developed the bank's North American presence in several sectors including transportation, entertainment and construction. He also served as senior vice president at NatWest Markets where he guided the company's North American corporate business reorganization.

Mr. Griffiths has spent the majority of his 23-year commercial banking career serving the Hudson Valley region. He has established relationships with entrepreneurs and business in all stages of growth, with a primary focus on small- and middle- market businesses. As a managing director, Mr. Griffiths will develop and grow commercial banking relationships with middle market businesses throughout the region. He will work with the team led by Marianne McGoldrick, senior managing director.

Prior to joining Provident, Mr. Griffiths was senior vice president of commercial lending for Rhinebeck Bank where he led a team of portfolio managers, community and commercial lenders. He also held senior lending positions at Hudson Valley Bank, Charter One Bank, and Hudson United Bank.

Provident Bank, with $3.7 billion in assets, is a growing financial services firm that specializes in the delivery of service and solutions to business owners, their families, and consumers in communities within the greater New York City metropolitan area through teams of dedicated and experienced relationship managers. Provident Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. For more information, visit

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    Suzanne Copeland
    Provident Bank

    Provident New York Bancorp
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