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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.

  SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces   Investigation of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.  Business Wire  BALA CYNWYD, Pa. -- January 29, 2014  Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (“ConnectOne” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CNOB) relating to the proposed acquisition by Center Bancorp, Inc. (“Center Bancorp”).  Click here to learn more about the investigation, or call: 877-534-2590. There is no cost or obligation to you.  Under the terms of the transaction, ConnectOne shareholders will receive only 2.6 shares of Center Bancorp for each share of ConnectOne stock they own. The investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of ConnectOne for not acting in the Company’s shareholders' best interests in connection with the sale process. The investigation seeks to determine if conflicts of interest played a role in the transaction and if the ConnectOne Board of Directors failed to conduct an adequate auction process resulting in Center Bancorp underpaying ConnectOne shareholders.  If you own shares of ConnectOne common stock and wish to discuss the legal ramifications of the proposed transaction, or have any questions, you may e-mail or call the law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC who will, without obligation or cost to you, attempt to answer your questions. You may contact Jason L. Brodsky, Esquire or Evan J. Smith, Esquire at Brodsky & Smith, LLC, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 602, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, by e-mail at, by visiting, or calling toll free 877-LEGAL-90.  Brodsky & Smith, LLC is a litigation law firm with extensive expertise representing shareholders throughout the nation in securities and case action lawsuits. The attorneys at Brodsky & Smith have been appointed by numerous courts throughout the country to serve as lead counsel in class actions and successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients and shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.  Contact:  Brodsky & Smith, LLC Jason L. Brodsky, Esquire Evan J. Smith, Esquire 877-LEGAL-90  
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