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Investors Bancorp, Inc. To Acquire Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc.

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) and Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFSB) announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Investors Bancorp, Inc. will acquire Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc. for $0.80 per share or approximately $10.3 million in the aggregate.  In addition, Investors Bancorp, Inc. entered into a separate agreement with a real estate investment fund to sell most of Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc.'s commercial real estate loan portfolio immediately following the completion of the merger transactions discussed below.  

The terms of the merger agreement specify that Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc., BFS Bancorp, MHC and Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank, will merge with and into Investors Bancorp, Inc., Investors Bancorp, MHC and Investors Savings Bank, respectively.  After the mergers, Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc.'s shareholders, other than BFS Bancorp, MHC, will receive $0.80 in cash for each common share they held before the mergers resulting in a total cash payment of $2.9 million.  Shares of such stock held by BFS Bancorp, MHC will be converted into common shares of Investors Bancorp, Inc.  Depositors of Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank will become depositors of Investors Savings Bank, and will have the same rights and privileges in Investors Savings Bank, as if their accounts had been established in Investors Savings Bank on the date established at Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank.  

The mergers have been approved by the boards of directors of each company and are expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals and approval by Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc.'s shareholders and Brooklyn Bancorp, MHC's members, as may be necessary under applicable regulatory guidance.  Neither Investors Bancorp, Inc.'s shareholders, nor Investors Bancorp, MHC's depositors are required to approve the mergers.

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