BARDONIA, NY--(Marketwired - July 07, 2016) - Greater Hudson Bank, ("the Bank") (OTCQX: GHDS) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Lawrence Strichartz as Vice President, Commercial Relationship Officer. Mr. Strichartz joins Greater Hudson Bank with over twenty five years of experience in commercial lending and managing customer relationships. As a Commercial Relationship Officer, Mr. Strichartz will be responsible for creating new business opportunities in the Rockland County market as well as assisting in the overall growth of the Bank with regards to commercial loans and deposits. In addition, he will be responsible for maintaining existing relationships within the Bank and creating new ones outside of it.

"I am excited to announce the addition of Larry to our commercial lending team," stated Tim Florio, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. "His specialization in and experience with managing commercial and personal bank accounts will help us to expand our customer base in Rockland County, while maintaining our focus on being the Hudson Valley's preeminent private bank for businesses, non-profits and municipalities," continued Florio.

Mr. Strichartz joins Greater Hudson Bank with a refined knowledge of community banking, having worked to establish and maintain business relationships at HSBC Bank for over 25 years. Prior to joining Greater Hudson, he was most recently a Vice President, Senior Business Relationship Manager at HSBC Bank. In this role, Mr. Strichartz grew HSBC's revenue by delivering a variety of products to both domestic and international clients. He managed customer relationships focusing in particular on Premier and Corporate banking. Prior to that, he managed multiple branches at HSBC, including one with over $250 million in assets. His unique experience will be an instrumental part of his new role at Greater Hudson Bank.

"Greater Hudson is an exemplary community bank with a focus on investing in small businesses and taking time to get to know their clients," elaborated Mr. Strichartz, "I am eager to hit the ground running and offer Greater Hudson Bank my professional expertise." Larry obtained his Associate's Degree in Business Administration at Westchester Business Institute in 1996, and is pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management at Nyack College. Mr. Strichartz currently resides in Rockland County.

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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