MONTEBELLO, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Provident Bank, a subsidiary of Provident New York Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY), announced it hired Stephanie D. Pierce to lead a Business Banking team in Rockland County. Stephanie joins the firm as Senior Managing Director and will be responsible for leading the team to build and cultivate business relationships throughout the Lower Hudson Valley. Provident Bank has 16 teams dedicated to serving the needs of businesses throughout the greater New York metropolitan area. "Stephanie brings to Provident Bank a proven track record of success in building and leading sales teams, including those focused on specialty markets such as health care, law, and accounting," said Vincent DeLucia, Senior Vice President, Commercial Market Leader.

Ms. Pierce has over 20 years in banking and most recently served as a Commercial Banking Director for Citibank where she was responsible for managing commercial relationship managers in Westchester, Rockland, and Connecticut. Stephanie has spent her entire career dedicated to business and commercial clients in the greater New York area. "Rockland County and the surrounding area is a core market for us and we are pleased to have Stephanie Pierce join our Business Banking team," said Jim Peoples, Central and Northern Market President for Provident Bank.

Headquartered in Montebello, N.Y., Provident Bank, with $3.6 billion in assets, specializes in the delivery of service and solutions to business owners, their families, and consumers in communities within the greater New York City marketplace through teams of dedicated and experienced relationship managers. Our franchise includes 36 Financial Centers. Provident Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. For more information, visit the Provident Bank Web site at

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