Lakeland Bank Opens State-of-The-Art Branch in Highland Mills

OAK RIDGE, N.J. — June 26, 2017Lakeland Bank hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 23 and a Grand Opening Celebration on June 10 at its new state-of-the-art branch in Highland Mills, N.Y. Designed to simplify banking, the easily accessible location at 556 State Route 32 provides the products and services that enhance how people want to bank today.

“We are proud to debut this new office that offers a unique, modern banking experience for our customers,” said Thomas Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “We are excited to join the Highland Mills and Woodbury communities and look forward to developing relationships in this new market.”

The branch officially opened for business in March and is housed in the same building as Lakeland Bank’s Loan Production office. In 2015, the Bank established the loan production office headed by John F. Rath, First Senior Vice President, to concentrate on developing new relationships in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. Supporting the personal interaction that is the essence of community banking, the branch features the latest banking technologies including a modern teller pod station, ATM machine with automated deposit capacity, and up-to-the-minute communications through digital signage.

“Our Highland Mills staff is a very unified and experienced team, and I am excited about the excellent service they will provide to our customers under the guidance of Branch Manager Heather Foley,” said Rath. “Heather has more than 30 years of industry experience working for banks in the Hudson Valley area.”

Lakeland Bank has been named twice by Forbes as one of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies and is especially proud of its commitment to the local communities it serves. The Bank has provided more the $80,000 to local non-profit organizations here in the Hudson Valley region and one of its Grand Opening specials includes a donation to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

Through a limited time, Lakeland is offering special account promotions. To learn more, contact the Highland Mills Team at 845-827-3160 or call 866-224-1379.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $5.2 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 53 branch offices throughout Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties in New Jersey including one branch in Highland Mills, New York; six New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Waldwick; and one in New York to serve the Hudson Valley region. Lakeland also has a commercial loan production office serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey.  Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit for more information.

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