This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any securities of Oriental, nor shall there be any offer or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Preferred Stock Offering is being made only by means of a prospectus.Prospective investors should read the registration statement, which has been declared effective by the SEC, the final prospectus, once available, and other documents Oriental has filed and will file with the SEC for more complete information about Oriental and the Preferred Stock Offering. Copies of the registration statement, the final prospectus, once available, and other documents Oriental has filed and will file with the SEC may be obtained by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Additionally, the final prospectus, once available, can be requested by contacting Jefferies & Company, Inc. at 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, Attention: Prospectus Department, by calling (877) 547-6340 or by emailing Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com. About Oriental Financial Group Oriental Financial Group Inc. is a diversified financial holding company that operates under U.S. and Puerto Rico banking laws and regulations, principally through its two subsidiaries, Oriental Bank and Trust and Oriental Financial Services. Now in its 48th year in business, Oriental provides a full range of commercial, consumer and mortgage banking services, as well as financial planning, trust, insurance, investment brokerage and investment banking services, primarily in Puerto Rico, through 28 financial centers. Forward-Looking Statements The information included in this document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements.