UNION, N.J., June 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Center Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNBC) (the "Corporation", or "Center"), parent company of Union Center National Bank ("UCNB" or the "Bank"), announces that its President & Chief Executive Officer Anthony C. Weagley will ring the closing bell at NASDAQ today in celebration of the Bank's 90 th anniversary milestone. "I am thrilled to be joined by our Bank directors, shareholders, clients and team members in marking this Anniversary milestone with the closing bell at NASDAQ," said Anthony C. Weagley. "We believe that significant opportunities for franchise expansion into the New Jersey marketplace exists for Center," Mr. Weagley added, "and that we continue to have in place a flexible working strategic plan to generate superior value to shareholders." Following recent announcements of top corporate earnings, increased quarterly dividend, and recognitions received placing Center on SNL Financial's annual ranking of 2012's 100 Top-Performing Community Banks of 2012 with $500M to $5B in assets in the country, among others, the Bank will also be opening its 16 th banking location and Private Banking & Loan Production Center in Princeton, NJ, the week of June 17, 2013. About Center Bancorp Center Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company, which operates Union Center National Bank, its main subsidiary. Chartered in 1923, Union Center National Bank is one of the oldest national banks headquartered in the state of New Jersey and now ranks as the third largest national bank headquartered in the state. Union Center National Bank is currently the largest commercial bank headquartered in Union County. Its primary market niche is its commercial banking business. The Bank focuses its lending activities on commercial lending to small- and medium-sized businesses, real estate developers and high net worth individuals. The Bank, through its Private Banking and Wealth Management Division, which includes its wholly-owned subsidiary, Center Financial Group LLC, provides personalized wealth management and advisory services to high net worth individuals and families. Our services include banking, liquidity management, investment services, custody, tailored lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, insurance, family wealth advisory services and philanthropic advisory services. The Bank, through a strategic partnership between the Bank's Private Banking Division and Alexander, Troy & Company ("AT&CO."), Family Office Services, of Katonah, New York, provides customized financial and administrative services to high-net worth individuals.