CONNECTONE BANCORP, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Buyout

  CONNECTONE BANCORP, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces   Investigation Of Buyout  Business Wire  WILMINGTON, Del. -- January 27, 2014  Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.:    *Do you own shares of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: CNOB)?   *Did you purchase any of your shares prior to January 21, 2014?   *Do you think the proposed buyout price is too low?   *Do you want to discuss your rights?  Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal claims against the board of directors of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (“ConnectOne” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ GS: CNOB) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Company’s entry into an agreement to be acquired by Center Bancorp, Inc. (“Center”) (NASDAQ GS: CNBC) in a transaction valued at approximately $243 million.  Click here to learn more:  Under the terms of the agreement, public shareholders of ConnectOne will receive 2.6 shares of Center common stock for each share of ConnectOne they own. Based on Center’s closing stock price on January 17, 2014, ConnectOne shareholders would have received consideration valued at approximately $45.60 per share.  The investigation concerns whether ConnectOne’s board of directors failed to adequately shop the Company and obtain the best possible value for ConnectOne’s shareholders before entering into an agreement with Center.  If you own the common stock of ConnectOne and purchased your shares before January 21, 2014, if you have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Seth Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 825 East Gate Boulevard, Suite 300, Garden City, New York 11530, by telephone at (888) 969-4242; by e-mail to, or at:  Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Garden City, New York, regularly prosecutes securities class, derivative and direct actions, shareholder rights litigation and corporate governance litigation, on behalf of shareholders in states and federal courts throughout the United States.  Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.  Contact:  Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Seth D. Rigrodsky Gina M. Serra 888-969-4242 302-295-5310 516-683-3516 Fax: 302-654-7530  
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