Valley National Bancorp's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Valley National Bancorp ( VLY)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

January 26, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Executives

Alan D. Eskow – SEVP and CFO

Dianne M. Grenz – Investor Relations

Gerald H. Lipkin – Chairman, President and CEO

Analysts

Ebrahim Poonawala – Morgan Keegan & Co. 

Craig Siegenthaler – Credit Suisse

Steven Alexopoulos – JPMorgan

Aaron Brann – Stifel Nicolaus & Co. 

Dan Werner – Morningstar

Gerard Cassidy – RBC Capital Markets

Nancy Bush - NAB Research LLC

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Fourth Quarter Earnings conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session; instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions). As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Miss Dianne Grenz. Please go ahead.

Dianne Grenz

Thank you, Good morning. Welcome to Valley’s fourth quarter 2011 earnings conference. If you’ve not read the earnings release we issued early this morning, you may access it along with the financial tables and schedules for the fourth quarter from our website at valleynationalbank.com.

Comments made during this call may contain forward-looking statements relating to the banking industry, Valley National Bancorp and the recently completed acquisition of State Bank Corp. Valley encourages participants to refer to our SEC filings including those found in our Form 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q for a complete discussion of forward-looking statements.

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