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Oritani Bank Announces the Retirement of Thomas Guinan as Its Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Effective as of January 2, 2018, and the Election of Kurt Breitenstein as Its Chief Lending Officer

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J., Dec. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oritani Bank, the wholly owned  subsidiary of Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT), today announced that Thomas Guinan will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Oritani Bank and Oritani Financial Corp., effective January 2, 2018.  Mr. Guinan has been employed by Oritani Bank since 2003.

Kevin J. Lynch, Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank, commented that we “regret losing the valuable services of Tom Guinan, who has been a key member of the Oritani team for the last 14 years.  Tom was instrumental in building our commercial real estate loan portfolio, and his knowledge and expertise has been a key component in the success of Oritani as a well respected lender in the commercial real estate market. I wish Tom all the best in his retirement.”

Mr. Lynch further stated “I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of Oritani Bank has elected Kurt Breitenstein as our Chief Lending Officer to succeed Tom Guinan.  Kurt has been with Oritani Bank since 2016 and he has over 25 years of experience in Commercial Lending and previously held senior commercial loan officer positions with major Banks in the area.”

About the Company
Oritani Financial Corp. is the holding company for Oritani Bank, a New Jersey state chartered bank offering a full range of retail and commercial loan and deposit products.  Oritani Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to its individual and business customers.  The Bank currently operates its main office and 25 full service branches in the New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic.  For additional information about Oritani Bank, please visit

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For further information contact:
Kevin J. Lynch
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Oritani Financial Corp.
(201) 664-5400

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