CONNECTONE SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces the Investigation of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (CNOB) Over the

CONNECTONE SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces the Investigation
of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (CNOB) Over the Merger of the Company with Center
                             Bancorp, Inc. (CNBC)

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New
York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New
York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.
("ConnectOne" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS: CNOB) for potential breaches of
fiduciary duties in connection with their conduct related to the sale of the
Company to Center Bancorp, Inc. in a stock deal valued at approximately $243
million. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, ConnectOne's
stockholders will receive 2.6 shares of Center Bancorp, Inc. common stock for
each share of ConnectOne common stock they own.

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The investigation focuses on whether ConnectOne's Board of Directors breached
their fiduciary duties to the Company's stockholders by failing to conduct an
adequate and fair sales process prior to agreeing to this proposed
transaction, whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the
Company to the detriment of ConnectOne's shareholders.

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If you own common stock in ConnectOne and wish to obtain additional
information and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at
www.faruqilaw.com/CNOB or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail
at jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212)
983-9330.

Contact:
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP
369 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Attn: Juan E. Monteverde, Esq.
jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com
Toll Free: (877) 247-4292
Phone:  (212) 983-9330

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