BROOKLYN, NY--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCOM) (the "Company"), the parent company of The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh ("Dime"), today announced that the Company expects to release its earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 prior to the opening of the U.S. equity markets on Thursday, October 29, 2009.

ABOUT DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES

The Company (NASDAQ: DCOM) had $3.97 billion in consolidated assets as of June 30, 2009, and is the parent company of Dime. Dime was founded in 1864, is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, and currently has twenty-three branches located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Nassau County, New York. More information on the Company and Dime can be found on Dime's Internet website at www.dime.com.

Contact Information: Contact: Kenneth Ceonzo Director of Investor Relations 718-782-6200 x8279