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Investors Bancorp and Roma Financial Corporation Agreed to Extend the Time Period for Completing the Proposed Merger of the Two



  Investors Bancorp and Roma Financial Corporation Agreed to Extend the Time
        Period for Completing the Proposed Merger of the Two Companies

PR Newswire

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 27, 2013

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Investors Bancorp, Inc.
(NASDAQ:ISBC) ("Company"), the holding company for Investors Bank, and Roma
Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ROMA), the federally-chartered holding company
for Roma Bank, jointly announced today that the merger agreement was amended
to extend the deadline by which the transactions must be completed as the
parties are awaiting approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve.  The Company filed its regulatory applications with all of the bank
regulators in January 2013 and received approval from the FDIC and the State
of New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance in June 2013.  The Company
is awaiting approval of the proposed transaction from the Board of Governors
of the Federal Reserve System. 

Investors Bancorp, Inc. and Roma Financial Corporation have agreed to extend
the date after which either party may elect to terminate the merger agreement
if the merger has not yet been completed from September 30, 2013 to November
30, 2013.  The consideration and exchange ratio, and all other terms as
provided in the merger agreement will remain the same.  The shareholders of
Investors Bancorp, Inc. and Roma Financial Corporation, as well as the members
of Roma Financial MHC, have previously approved the proposed merger.  The
Company and Roma Financial Corporation intend to close the merger as soon as
possible following the receipt of Federal Reserve Board approval. 

About Investors Bancorp

Investors Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Investors Bank, which
operates from its corporate headquarters in Short Hills, New Jersey, and over
one hundred branch offices located throughout northern and central New Jersey
and New York.

About Roma Financial Corporation

Roma Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ROMA) is the holding company of Roma Bank,
a community bank headquartered in Robbinsville, New Jersey, and RomAsia Bank
headquartered in South Brunswick, New Jersey.  Roma Bank has been serving
families, businesses and the communities of Central New Jersey for over 93
years with a complete line of financial products and services, and today Roma
Bank operates branch locations in Mercer, Burlington, Camden and Ocean
counties in New Jersey.  Visit Roma online at www.romabank.com or RomAsia Bank
at www.romasiabank.com. RomAsia Bank has two branch locations in Middlesex
County, New Jersey.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding Investors
Bancorp Inc. and Roma Financial Corporation.  These statements constitute
forward-looking information within the definition of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Actual results may differ materially from any forward-looking statements
expressed in this press release, since forward-looking information involves
significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Factors
that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by
such forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: failure
to satisfy the conditions to closing for the proposed merger in a timely
manner or at all;  failure to obtain the necessary approval of the Board of
Governors of the Federal Reserve for the proposed merger or adverse regulatory
conditions in connection with such approvals; disruption to the parties'
businesses as  a result of the announcement and pendency of the transaction;
difficulties related to the integration of  the businesses following the
merger; competitive pressures among depository and other financial 
institutions; changes in the interest rate environment; and changes in general
economic conditions, either nationally or regionally.  For a discussion of
additional factors that might cause such differences, please refer to
Investors Bancorp's public filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. These are available online at http://www.sec.gov. Investors
Bancorp does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made in
this press release to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Investors Bancorp, Inc.; Roma Financial Corporation

Contact: Domenick Cama ISBC, (973) 924-5105, dcama@myinvestorsbank.com
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