Signature Bank Announces Internet Availability Of Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Proxy Materials For Fiscal Year 2012

Signature Bank (Nasdaq:SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, announced today that the Bank’s proxy materials for its 2013 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 26, 2013 record date for the Annual Meeting will be mailed a "Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials." This notice will provide the Internet web site 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 web site 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 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017, (212) 661-9600.

Signature Bank’s 2012 annual report and proxy statement for the 2013 Annual Meeting can also be viewed on the Company's web site 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 26 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. The Bank operates Signature Financial, LLC, a specialty finance subsidiary focused on equipment finance and leasing, transportation financing and taxi medallion financing. Investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services are offered through the Bank’s subsidiary, Signature Securities Group Corporation, a licensed broker-dealer, investment adviser and member FINRA/SIPC.

Signature Bank's 26 offices are located: In Manhattan (9) - 261 Madison Avenue; 300 Park Avenue; 71 Broadway; 565 Fifth Avenue; 950 Third Avenue; 200 Park Avenue South; 1020 Madison Avenue; 50 West 57th Street and 2 Penn Plaza. Brooklyn (3) - 26 Court Street; 84 Broadway and 6321 New Utrecht Avenue. Westchester (2) - 1C Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle and 360 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains. Long Island (7) - 1225 Franklin Avenue, Garden City; 279 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre; 68 South Service Road, Melville; 923 Broadway, Woodmere; 40 Cuttermill Road, Great Neck; 100 Jericho Quadrangle, Jericho and 360 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge. Queens (3) – 36-36 33rd Street, Long Island City; 78-27 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights and 8936 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica. Bronx (1) - 421 Hunts Point Avenue, Bronx. Staten Island (1) - 2066 Hylan Blvd.

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