Signature Bank
Aug 7, 2008

Signature Bank's Melville, Long Island, N.Y. Office Relocates


NEW YORK ... August 7, 2008 ... Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, announced today its Melville, Long Island, N.Y. office has relocated from 58 South Service Road to an adjacent building at 68 South Service Road.

"The new Melville office allows us to consolidate three of our private client banking teams into one office. Previously, they were operating from two separate offices. The three teams based in the new Melville location are headed by veteran, Long Island-based banking professionals Thomas Rogers, David Saunders and George Klett. The addition of Klett's team in November 2007, which is the premier banking commercial real estate relationship team in New York, necessitated our need for additional space. The location of our previous office was ideal so a move within the same office complex made perfect sense for these nearly 30 banking professionals. We look forward to continuing to expand on Long Island, which is among the nation's leading areas for privately owned businesses, our direct focus," explained Joseph J. DePaolo, president and chief executive officer at Signature Bank.

About Signature Bank

Signature Bank, member FDIC, is a New York-based full-service commercial bank with 21 private client offices located in the New York metropolitan area, serving the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers through dozens of private client groups. The Bank offers a wide variety of business and personal banking products and services as well as investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services through its subsidiary, Signature Securities Group Corporation, a licensed broker-dealer, investment adviser and member NASD/SIPC.

Signature Bank's 21 offices are located throughout the metropolitan New York area. In Manhattan - 261 Madison Avenue; 300 Park Avenue; 71 Broadway; 565 Fifth Avenue; 950 Third Avenue; 200 Park Avenue South and 1020 Madison Avenue. Brooklyn - 26 Court Street; 84 Broadway and 6321 New Utrecht Avenue. Westchester - 1C Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle and 360 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains.

Long Island - 1225 Franklin Avenue, Garden City; 279 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre; 68 South Service Road, Melville; 923 Broadway, Woodmere; 40 Cuttermill Road, Great Neck and 100 Jericho Quadrangle, Jericho. Queens - 36-36 33rd Street, Long Island City and 78-27 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Bronx - 421 Hunts Point Avenue, Bronx.

Since commencing operations in May 2001, the Bank has grown to $6.37 billion in assets, $4.87 billion in deposits, $426.3 million in equity capital and $2.96 billion in other assets under management as of June 30, 2008.

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