MONTEBELLO, N.Y., Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling National Bank (NYSE:STL) today announced that David Barnes has joined the bank as Vice President and Managing Director of Residential Mortgage Warehouse Lending. Barnes will report to Patricia Robins, SVP and Senior Managing Director, Residential Mortgage Warehouse Lending.

Barnes will be based in the San Francisco Bay area and will be responsible for expanding Sterling National Bank's warehouse lending business to independent mortgage companies in the Western United States. Barnes was most recently a relationship manager at First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation, where he generated residential mortgage warehouse lines and managed client relationships. Barnes formerly worked at other leading organizations across the financial services sector including Gateway Bank, Wachovia, and Community One Financial.

"David is an outstanding addition to our growing team. His experience in the warehouse lending sector will allow us to continue to build on our increasing market share in this business," said Tom Geisel, Sterling's Executive Vice President and President for Specialty Finance & National Markets.

About Sterling National BankSterling 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 Communications845.369.8085

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