Flushing Financial Corporation Announces Closing of $75 Million of Fixed-To-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes


UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank, announced today that it has completed a $75 million multi-level subordinated debt offering. The Subordinated Notes will have an initial coupon rate of 5.25%. Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. acted as Book Running Manager and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods acted as Co-Manager for the offering which was oversubscribed. The Company intends to utilize the capital to fund future growth, raise its corporate profile and reduce concentrations.

John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are particularly pleased with the successful execution of this offering considering the recent softening of the bond market. We view it as a strong endorsement of our business model and our future success. It will provide us with the capital necessary to continue our growth trajectory, and position us well for future earnings.”

About Flushing Financial Corporation

Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:FFIC) is the holding company for Flushing Bank®, a New York State-chartered commercial bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank serves consumers, businesses, professionals, corporate clients, and public entities by offering a full complement of deposit, loan, and cash management services through its 19 banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Nassau County. As a leader in real estate lending, the Bank’s experienced lending team creates mortgage solutions for real estate owners and property managers both within and outside the New York City metropolitan area. The Bank also operates an online banking division, iGObanking.com®, which offers competitively priced deposit products to consumers nationwide. Additional information on Flushing Bank and Flushing Financial Corporation may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at http://www.flushingbank.com

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