BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2016) - Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the appointment of Robert V. Puccio as Senior Managing Director, Commercial Private Banking specializing in commercial and industrial lending. Robert is now a part of the bank's commercial lending team and will focus on the southeastern New York State and northeastern New Jersey marketplace. 

Headquartered in Peapack-Gladstone Bank's Teaneck private banking location, Mr. Puccio is responsible for growing the Bank's commercial lending business, expanding regional influence and building upon the bank's success in the commercial lending arena. Robert joins the bank after a distinguished 25-year career in financial services where he most recently served as senior vice president, relationship manager at Citi Commercial Bank responsible for relationship management, growth and portfolio retention of high-net-worth clients. During his tenure, Mr. Puccio consistently increased Citi Commercial Bank's commercial portfolio revenue over a 15-year period through the development of new business relationships and cross-sell of products and services. Prior to his tenure at Citi Commercial Bank, Robert held equally impressive roles in New York at European American Bank and New Century Group.

A resident of Huntington, New York, Mr. Puccio holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Long Island University. He is a New York State licensed Life, Accident and Health Insurance Representative.

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $3.36 billion as of December 31, 2015. Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative private banking services to businesses, real estate professionals, non-profits and consumers, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Through its private banking locations in Bedminster, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, its wealth management, commercial private banking and retail private banking divisions and its online platforms, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service.

Contact Information:

Rosanne Schwab
Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations Manager
500 Hills Drive
Suite 300
Bedminster, NJ 07921
(908) 719-6543