ES Bancshares, Inc. Announces A Significant Increase in Earnings for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2017

Newburgh, New York, UNITED STATES

NEWBURGH, N.Y., June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ES Bancshares, Inc. (OTCBB:ESBS) (the “Company”) announced today that net income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 is expected to range from $700 thousand to $850 thousand compared with $214 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2016. The increase was primarily due to the previously announced June 2017 sale of its New Paltz branch office as well as increases in net interest income and noninterest income arising from the continued expansion of the Company’s core banking operations.

The Company operates primarily through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Empire State Bank (the “Bank”.) The Bank offers a full suite of banking products to consumers and small businesses and conducts its business through 4 banking offices located in Newburgh, Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. At March 31, 2017, the Company had total assets of $254.0 million, loans of $217.2 million and deposits of $214.3 million.

Earlier this year the Bank announced the opening in April of its new loan production office at 6408 8th Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, management also announced its commitment to open new full service retail branches in both Brooklyn and Staten Island. This decision is part of ES Bancshares, Inc. corporate strategy to expand its presence in the Brooklyn and Staten Island markets where it currently has full service retail branches.

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