JERICHO, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of State Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:STBC), parent company of State Bank of Long Island, declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share at its January 25, 2011 meeting. The cash dividend will be paid on March 17, 2011 to stockholders of record as of February 16, 2011.

State Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for State Bank of Long Island. In addition to its seventeen branches located in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Manhattan, the Bank maintains its corporate headquarters in Jericho. The Bank has built a reputation for providing high-quality personal service to meet the needs of our diverse client base which includes commercial real estate owners and developers, small to middle market businesses, professional service firms, municipalities and consumers. The Bank maintains a web site at www.statebankofli.com with corporate, investor and branch banking information.

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CONTACT: Deborah A. Kendric, Director of Corporate Communications         516-495-5050         dkendric@statebankofli.com

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