Point View Wealth Management Becomes a Peapack Private Wealth Management Firm

Bedminster, NJ, Sept. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC), parent company of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Summit, NJ-based Point View Wealth Management (“Point View”), effective September 1, 2019.  

Founder David G. Dietze will remain as President and Chief Investment Strategist and Claire E. Toth will continue as Vice President and COO. The entire Point View team will join Peapack Private, the Bank’s robust wealth management division. 

“We are proud to welcome Point View to our firm,” said John P. Babcock, President of Peapack Private.  “The team brings a breadth of expertise that complements our capabilities and is directly in line with our commitment to client service.”

Point View President David Dietze noted, “We couldn’t be more delighted about joining the Peapack Private team.  This will allow us to take our service and focus on our clients to the next level and provide access to a whole range of banking products and services.”

Point View, founded nearly 27 years ago, is a fee-only registered investment adviser that provides clients with customized portfolio management services and offers comprehensive financial, retirement and educational planning solutions, as well as tax minimization and estate planning strategies.  Point View, managing nearly $350 million in assets, has been recognized as one of the top fee-only investment advisers in the country.

Peapack Private Wealth Management is the largest New Jersey-headquartered, bank-owned trust company in the state.  This merger brings additional capabilities and resources to support all of its valued clients.

Park Sutton Advisors LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Peapack-Gladstone Bank on this transaction.

About the Company

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $4.87 billion and assets under management and/or administration of $6.6 billion as of June 30, 2019.  Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms, to businesses and consumers.

Peapack Private, the bank’s wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice and solutions, to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy.  Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service.  Visit www.pgbank.com and www.peapackprivate.com for more information.

Forward Looking Statements

The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management’s confidence and strategies and management’s expectations about new and existing programs and products, investments, relationships, opportunities and market conditions.  These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as “expect”, “look”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “may”, or similar statements or variations of such terms.  Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements.  Factors that may cause results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  •  inability to realize expected revenue synergies from our wealth acquisitions in the amounts or the timeframe anticipated;
  •  inability to retain customers and employees from our wealth acquisitions;
  •  inability to successfully grow our business and implement our strategic plan, including an inability to generate revenues to offset the increased personnel and other costs related to the strategic plan; 
  •  the impact of anticipated higher operating expenses in 2019 and beyond;
  •  inability to manage and/or fund our growth;
  •  inability to successfully integrate our expanded employee base; 
  •  unexpected decline in the economy, in particular in our New Jersey and New York market areas;
  •  declines in our net interest margin caused by the low interest rate environment and highly competitive market;
  •  declines in value in our investment portfolio;
  •  higher than expected increases in our allowance for loan and lease losses;
  •  higher than expected increases in loan and lease losses or in the level of nonperforming loans;
  •  unexpected changes in interest rates;
  •  an unexpected decline in real estate values within our market areas;
  •  legislative and regulatory actions (including the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Basel III and related regulations) subject us to additional regulatory oversight which may result in increased compliance costs;
  •  successful cyberattacks against our IT infrastructure and that of our IT providers;
  •  higher than expected FDIC insurance premiums;
  •  adverse weather conditions;
  •  inability to successfully generate new business in new geographic markets;
  •  inability to execute upon new business initiatives;
  •  lack of liquidity to fund our various cash obligations;
  •  reduction in our lower-cost funding sources;
  •  our inability to adapt to technological changes;
  •  claims and litigation pertaining to fiduciary responsibility, environmental laws and other matters; and
  •  other unexpected material adverse changes in our operations or earnings.

A discussion of these and other factors that could affect our results is included in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.



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