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.

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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.


Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Jason L. Brodsky, Esquire
Evan J. Smith, Esquire
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