UNION, N.J., April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Center Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNBC) (the "Company," or "Center"), parent company of Union Center National Bank ("UCNB" or "the Bank"), announces that it has been included in the KBW Bank Honor Role for 2012. Honor Roll winners as defined by KBW are publicly traded banking institutions with more than $500 million in total assets that meet the following three conditions:
- No annual loss reported in net income per share before extraordinary items over the past 10 years;
- 2012 annual reported net income per share before extraordinary items equal to or greater than peak net income per share over the past 10 years; and
- Consecutive increases in net income per share before extraordinary items since 2009.