Virtual Shareholders Meeting for Provident New York Bancorp

Virtual Shareholders Meeting for Provident New York Bancorp 
Provident Bank to Donate to Local United Way With Savings 
MONTEBELLO, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --  Provident New York
Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY), parent company of Provident Bank, announced
that the annual shareholder meeting this year would be a virtual
meeting accessible via the Internet. This is the first virtual annual
shareholder meeting for Provident New York Bancorp. The annual
shareholder meeting presentation will be available live online for
all shareholders of record at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, on
Thursday, February 21, 2013. Shareholders can access the meeting at 15 minutes prior to meeting
start time by entering their Proxy Control Number. 
Provident Bank will donate to the United Way to support local
programs in the Hudson Valley with the savings resulting from moving
from an in-person annual shareholder meeting to a virtual meeting. 
"Technology has evolved to a point where the virtual meeting is a
better experience for our shareholders," said William F. Helmer,
chairman of the board of Provident New York Bancorp. "The virtual
meeting gives better access to all of our shareholders to participate
in the annual meeting, experience the full presentation, vote, and
ask questions."  
"We are pleased that we could redirect our savings from switching to
a virtual shareholder meeting to support the local programs of the
United Way," said Jack L. Kopnisky, president and CEO of Provident
Bank. "We have been a long-time partner with the United Way and this
donation improves our impact on the local community far greater than
a shareholder meeting could."  
Provident Bank, with $4 billion in assets, is a growing financial
services firm that specializes in the delivery of service and
solutions to business owners, their families, and consumers in
communities within the greater New York City metropolitan area
through teams of dedicated and experienced relationship managers.
Provident Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and
consumer banking products and services. For more information, visit  
statements contained herein that are not statements of historical
fact, including those that anticipate future growth, may be deemed to
be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject
to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that may adversely
affect the Company's ability to realize its plans. You should not
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply
only as of the date of this press release. There are a number of
important factors described in documents filed by the Company with
the Securities and Exchange Commission and other factors that could
cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those
contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The Company
undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any
revisions to those forward-looking statements which may be made to
reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to
reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.  
Suzanne Copeland
Provident Bank
Provident New York Bancorp 
400 Rella Boulevard 
Montebello, NY 10901-4243 
T 845.369.8040 
F 845.369.8255 
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