MONTEBELLO, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling National Bank (NYSE:STL) today announced that Ari Klein has joined the bank as Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President in its Paramus, New Jersey office. He will be reporting directly to team leader Brenda Wiener, Senior Managing Director, Commercial Banking at Sterling. Klein will focus on business development, relationship management, and client retention initiatives.
Ari Klein, Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President
Ari Klein, Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President

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Klein was most recently Vice President at TD Bank, where he managed a portfolio of commercial real estate and middle market clients. Prior to joining TD Bank, Klein held several positions including Commercial Real Estate Market Representative for PNC Bank and Head of International Private Banking Lending for Bank Leumi, an international bank.

"We are very pleased to welcome Ari to our growing New Jersey team," said David S. Bagatelle, President of the New York Metro Markets. "He has a wealth of market experience, strong business acumen and the ability to anticipate and respond to client needs. I look forward to working closely with Ari as we continue to expand and grow our business across the market."

Klein received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ner Israel College.  

About Sterling National Bank Sterling Bancorp, of which the principal subsidiary is Sterling National Bank, specializes in the delivery of financial services and solutions for small to mid-size businesses and consumers within the communities we serve through a distinctive team-based delivery approach utilizing highly experienced, fully dedicated relationship managers. Sterling National Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services.  For more information, visit

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Linda Dunbar First VP, Director of Corporate Communications 845.369.8085


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