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Oritani Financial Corp. Announces Special Dividend

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J., Nov. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oritani Financial Corp. (the "Company" or "Oritani") (Nasdaq:ORIT), the holding company for Oritani Bank (the "Bank") announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $0.25 per share on the Company's common stock. The record date for the dividend will be December 6, 2013 and the payment date will be December 20, 2013.

"While the yield on Oritani stock is already quite strong, the Company's recent outstanding results has resulted in our earnings per share exceeding our dividends per share," said Kevin J. Lynch, the Company's Chairman, President and CEO.  "The Board of Directors has declared this special dividend in order to return all of our recent earnings to the shareholders. The amount of this special dividend is based on the difference between our earnings and dividends per share since October 1, 2012."

About the Company

Oritani Financial Corp. is the holding company for Oritani Bank, a New Jersey state chartered bank offering a full range of retail and commercial loan and deposit products. Oritani Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to its individual and business customers. The Bank currently operates its main office and 24 full service branches in the New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic. For additional information about Oritani Bank, please visit www.oritani.com .

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period or periods, or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "continue," or similar terms or variations on those terms, or the negative of those terms. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those related to the economic environment, particularly in the market areas in which the Company operates, competitive products and pricing, fiscal and monetary policies of the U.S. Government, changes in government regulations affecting financial institutions, including regulatory fees and capital requirements, changes in prevailing interest rates, acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses, credit risk management, asset-liability management, the financial and securities markets and the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity.

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