Lakeland Bank Colleagues Recognized for 10 Years of Service

Oak Ridge, NJ, July 8, 2014 – Lakeland Bank recently recognized three colleagues for their 10 years of service to the company at a ceremony held at the Bank’s corporate office. Beth Johns, Amy Lane and Amy Ottaino all reached this significant milestone.

“It is a pleasure to reward our colleagues for their 10 years of service to the bank. Their long-term commitment to Lakeland Bank and our customers is an accomplishment that deserves recognition,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank.

Beth Johns – Vice President, Commercial Loans, Montville Johns joined the Bank in 2004 as a vice president, commercial loans for the Montville Office. She has been in banking since 1999 having held positions with Farmers Bank of Hanover as branch manager, with Fulton Bank as vice president, relationship manager and Interchange Bank as vice president, small business lending. Johns received her Bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University and her MBA from York College. She is a member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association and the Commercial Real Estate Women of N.J. Johns resides in Lake Hopatcong.

Amy Lane – Administrative Assistant, Commercial Loans, Montville Lane joined the Bank in 2004 as a teller in the Sparta Downtown Office advancing to teller manager of the Caldwell Office. She was promoted to customer service representative and later to assistant branch manager of the West Caldwell Office until accepting her current position. Lane has an associate’s degree in Science/Mathematics from Sussex County Community College and continues coursework toward an Advanced Financial Services Diploma. A member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, she volunteers for the American Lung Association and has supported Paterson Habitat for Humanity and Coastal Habitat for Humanity. Lane resides in Hillsborough.

Amy Ottaino – Mortgage Specialist, Lakeland Mortgage, Oak Ridge Ottaino began her career at Gateway Funding, joined Sullivan Financial in 2004 as a mortgage specialist and joined Lakeland Bank in 2013 with the Somerset Hills Bank merger. She attended Sacred Heart University and received her cosmetology license from Christine Valmy. Ottaino is a resident of North Arlington.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ: LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.4 billion in total assets with 51 offices spanning eight northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Lakeland Bank, headquartered in Oak Ridge, offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online and mobile banking, localized commercial lending teams, an expanded residential mortgage lending platform and 24-hour-or-less turnaround on consumer loan applications. For more information about the full line of products and services, visit

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