BARDONIA, NY--(Marketwired - April 08, 2016) - Greater Hudson Bank, ("the Bank") (OTCQX: GHDS) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Farrell J. Hopkins III as Vice President, Credit Department Manager. Mr. Hopkins joins Greater Hudson Bank with over a decade of experience in credit, commercial lending and business banking. In his role, Mr. Hopkins will be responsible for supervising the department's credit analysts and managing department workflow to ensure accurate and fast turnaround for the Bank's customers. Additionally, he will assist in underwriting loan proposals, renewals, extensions and modifications.

Mr. Hopkins joins Greater Hudson Bank with broad knowledge of the banking industry, covering all aspects of banking, from business banking to underwriting. Prior to joining Greater Hudson, he was most recently a Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager at M&T Bank charged with assisting clients with commercial lending and credit needs. He graduated from an extensive bank wide training development program that focused primarily on credit, lending, bank credit policy, product knowledge, internal processes and sales. His unique experience will be instrumental in supporting him in his new role at Greater Hudson Bank.

"Farrell brings years of comprehensive lending experience and familiarity with local markets. His addition adds significant strength to our team as we continue to execute on our strategic plan and deliver best in class service for our customers. I'm confident that he will play a key role in providing innovative solutions for our clients," said Robert J. Tolomer, SVP & Chief Credit Officer.

"I am excited to join the Hudson Valley's preeminent private bank for businesses, non-profits and municipalities and I look forward to my new role as it is a natural fit for me," explained Mr. Hopkins, who holds a bachelor's degree from Nyack College. "I plan to hit the ground running while learning the advanced new systems recently put into place at this service oriented community bank."

Greater Hudson Bank, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Bardonia, NY. The Bank, which specializes in providing customized banking services to Hudson Valley based businesses, non-profits and municipal agencies is chartered by the New York State Department of Financial Services and its deposits are insured by the FDIC. As evidence of the Banks' financial strength, Greater Hudson Bank has been recognized with a superior rating by the country's leading independent bank rating and research firm, BauerFinancial, Inc. Further information can be found on the Bank's website at or by calling 844-GREAT-11.

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