Welcome!

News Feed Item

Kearny Federal Savings Bank to Acquire Atlas Bank, Brooklyn, New York

FAIRFIELD, NJ and BROOKLYN, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/14 -- Kearny Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: KRNY) (the "Company"), the holding company for Kearny Federal Savings Bank ("Kearny") and Atlas Bank ("Atlas"), today announced the execution of a merger agreement pursuant to which Atlas will merge with and into Kearny. The acquisition will add Atlas's offices in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York to Kearny's 41 branch network located throughout northern and central New Jersey. Atlas's existing branch offices are expected to operate under the name, "Atlas Bank, a division of Kearny Federal Savings Bank," for at least a year following the merger.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, depositors of Atlas will become depositors of Kearny and will have the same rights and privileges in Kearny MHC, the mutual holding company parent of the Company, as if their accounts had been established in Kearny on the date established at Atlas. As part of the transaction, Kearny Financial Corp. will issue additional shares of its common stock to Kearny MHC in an amount equal to the fair value of Atlas as determined by an independent appraiser. These shares are expected to be issued immediately prior to completion of the merger. In addition, Kearny and The Kearny Federal Savings Charitable Foundation will support the charitable organizations serving the communities served by Atlas.

Craig L. Montanaro, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kearny Financial Corp., stated, "We are extremely excited about our partnership with Atlas Bank. While we have had a lending presence in the Brooklyn and Staten Island markets, this transaction provides us with an excellent platform to further grow and diversify our franchise there. This will be achieved by delivering on our value proposition of providing superior customer service coupled with our rich history of investing in the communities we serve."

"We've always focused on our community and the needs of our banking clients," said Danuta Sieminski, President of Atlas. "We feel strongly that this merger is an excellent opportunity for us to expand and enhance the financial products and services available to our customers and the communities we serve. Partnering with Kearny will allow us to continue to provide our customers with a high level of personalized service and local decision-making while preserving our values and our community bank culture."

The transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both Atlas and Kearny, is expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2014. The transaction is subject to certain conditions, including approval by Atlas's depositors and customary regulatory approvals.

Spidi & Fisch, PC, Washington, D.C., acted as legal counsel and FinPro Capital Advisors, Inc. acted as financial advisor to Kearny. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP acted as legal counsel and Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. acted as financial advisor to Atlas.

About Kearny Federal Savings Bank and Atlas Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Federal Savings Bank. Kearny Federal Savings Bank operates from its administrative offices in Fairfield, New Jersey with 41 other branches in Northern and Central New Jersey including 14 branches operating under the "Central Jersey Bank, a division of Kearny Federal Savings Bank" brand. Kearny is a full service community-oriented financial institution dedicated to serving the financial service needs of consumers and businesses within its market areas. At December 31, 2013, Kearny had approximately $3.2 billion in total assets.

Atlas Bank is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York with an office on Staten Island. At December 31, 2013, Atlas Bank had approximately $113 million in total assets.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "outlook," "estimate," "forecast," "project" and other similar words and expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Because forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions and uncertainties, actual results or future events could differ, possibly materially, from those that Kearny Financial Corp. or Atlas anticipated in its forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: increased economic pressures; increased competition, interest rate or legislative or regulatory changes; that completion of the transaction could take longer than expected; that prior to the completion of the transaction or thereafter, Kearny Financial Corp.'s and Atlas's respective businesses may not perform as expected; that required regulatory, member or other approvals are not obtained or other closing conditions are not satisfied in a timely manner or at all; reputational risks and the reaction of the companies' customers to the transaction; and diversion of management time on merger-related issues. Neither Kearny Financial Corp. nor Atlas assume any duty and do not undertake to update forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

For Kearny Financial Corp.:

Craig L. Montanaro
President and Chief Executive Officer
(973) 244-4510

For Atlas Bank:

Danuta Sieminski
President and Chief Executive Officer
(718) 768-7829

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists looked at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy named "Bronze Sponsor" of 21st International Cloud Expo which will take place October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud com...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Int\ernational Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their ...
"We are a monitoring company. We work with Salesforce, BBC, and quite a few other big logos. We basically provide monitoring for them, structure for their cloud services and we fit into the DevOps world" explained David Gildeh, Co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, discussed why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers wit...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the de...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...