Signature Bank Announces Internet Availability Of Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Proxy Materials For Fiscal Year 2011

Signature Bank (Nasdaq:SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, announced today that the Bank’s proxy materials for its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are now available via the Internet under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Notice and Access Rule.

Under the Notice and Access rule, companies may furnish proxy materials to shareholders via the Internet as an alternative to the traditional mail delivery of printed materials. Shareholders as of the February 27, 2012 record date for the Annual Meeting will be mailed a "Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials." This notice will provide the Internet website address where the proxy materials can be viewed and shares can be voted. It will also include instructions for requesting a paper copy of the proxy materials via telephone, Internet website or email. By implementing the Notice and Access Rule, Signature Bank was able to considerably reduce the number of printed copies of its annual report and proxy materials that it would produce, thereby lowering production and delivery costs as well as minimizing the impact on the environment from its Annual Meeting.

Signature Bank’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) at The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017, (212) 661-9600.

Signature Bank’s 2011 annual report and proxy statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting can also be viewed on the Company's website by visiting http://investor.signatureny.com/annuals.cfm.

About Signature Bank

Signature Bank, member FDIC, is a New York-based full-service commercial bank with 25 private client offices throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Bank’s growing network of private client banking teams serves the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers. Signature Bank offers a wide variety of business and personal banking products and services as well as investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services through its subsidiary, Signature Securities Group Corporation, a licensed broker-dealer, investment adviser and member FINRA/SIPC.

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