Popular Community Bank Opens Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Accounts for Food Bank For New York City and New Jersey Division of

  Popular Community Bank Opens Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Accounts for Food
  Bank For New York City and New Jersey Division of Salvation Army

  *Popular Community Bank also donates $20,000 to Food Bank For New York City
    and the New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army
  *Deposits to fundraising accounts will fund disaster emergency services of
    these two nonprofit organizations providing assistance to those in need
    after the passing of Hurricane Sandy
  *Popular Community Bank to match third-party donations to designated
    fundraising accounts up to an additional $10,000

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 05, 2012

Popular Community Bank, one of the nation's premier community banks and the
U.S. banking subsidiary of Popular, Inc., opened fundraising accounts for the
Food Bank For New York City and Salvation Army in New Jersey. Tax-deductible
donations to the fundraising accounts will fund the disaster emergency
services of these two nonprofit organizations providing assistance to those in
need after the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Popular Community Bank is also donating $10,000 to Food Bank For New York and
$10,000 to the New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army. Customers and the
public can donate to these organizations at any Popular Community Bank branch
in Florida, Illinois, California, New York and New Jersey by depositing funds
at the account No. 6809260133 for the Food Bank For New York City and account
No. 6809260125 for the Salvation Army in New Jersey. Popular Community Bank
will match third-party donations to the two fundraising accounts up to an
additional $10,000.

“We have been ingrained in New York Metro’s communities for more than 50
years. We want to do everything we can to help the area recover from the
hurricane and get back the normal flow of life and commerce,” said Brian
Doran, New York Region Executive of Popular Community Bank.

Nearly all of 39 branches of Popular Community Bank in New York and New Jersey
are open and operating during normal branch hours. See the Popular Community
Bank blog at http://blog.popularcommunitybank.com/ or Twitter account
@popular_banking for updates on branch hours. To locate a Popular Community
Bank branch or the closest surcharge-free ATM, visit
http://www.popular.locatorsearch.com.

During this disaster recovery period, Popular Community Bank is waiving all
overdraft fees incurred due to delayed posting caused by Hurricane
Sandy.Through November 11^th, Popular Community Bank is also waiving its
normal ATM withdrawal fees charged for using another bank’s ATM. Popular
Community Bank customers have access to thousands of surcharge-free ATMs
throughout New York and New Jersey.

If customers need assistance or have questions, they can contact a Customer
Care representative at 1-800-377-0800.

About The Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City recognizes 29 years as the city’s major
hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five
boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food
Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts – food distribution, income
support and nutrition education – all strategically guided by its research.
Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank
helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. The Food
Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches
thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including
food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income
Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low income New
Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. 94% of
donations go directly toward food distribution, acquisition and programs in
all five boroughs of New York City. Learn how you can help at foodbanknyc.org.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name
without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30
million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through
the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the
hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities
for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army
spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For
more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

About Popular, Inc.

Founded in 1893, Popular, Inc. [Nasdaq: BPOP] is the leading banking
institution by both assets and deposits in Puerto Rico, and the 36th largest
in the U.S. by assets. In the United States, Popular has established a
community-banking franchise providing a broad range of financial services and
products with 92 branches in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida and
California.

Services of Popular are available at branches and online at
www.mypopularbanking.com. For customers seeking more information, call
1-800-377-0800 or email popularnet@bpop.com.

Find out about the community service and local partnerships of Popular
Community Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PopularcommunityBank.com.

Contact:

Popular Community Bank
Fran Del Valle, 212-717-5499 or 917-922-5653
frances.delvalle@influencecentral.com
 
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