AVENEL, N.J., Oct. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:NFBK), the holding company for Northfield Bank, announced that on October 27, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Company authorized a stock repurchase program pursuant to which the Company intends to repurchase up to 2,177,033 shares, representing approximately 5% of its outstanding shares. The timing of the repurchases will depend on certain factors, including but not limited to, market conditions and prices, the Company's liquidity and capital requirements, and alternative uses of capital. Any repurchased shares will be held as treasury stock and will be available for general corporate purposes. The Company anticipates conducting such repurchases in accordance with a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan.

About Northfield Bancorp, Inc.

Northfield Bancorp, Inc. is the federally chartered stock holding company for Northfield Bank. Northfield Bank was organized in 1887 and operates 19 offices in the New York Counties of Richmond (Staten Island) and Kings (Brooklyn) and the New Jersey Counties of Union and Middlesex. For additional information about Northfield Bancorp, Inc. or Northfield Bank, please visit www.eNorthfield.com.

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