MONTEBELLO, N.Y., Nov. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling National Bank (NYSE:STL) today announced that Daniel Liberty has joined the bank as Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President in its Melville, Long Island office. Liberty will report directly to Ed Blaskey, Executive Vice President and Long Island Market President. Liberty will focus on growing Sterling's commercial banking activities in Long Island by establishing new client relationships and expanding the bank's business activities.
Daniel Liberty
Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President

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Liberty was most recently Regional Vice President and Group Manager of Middle Market Banking at M&T Bank. Previously, Liberty served as the First Vice President and Long Island Commercial Market Executive at Washington Mutual Bank. He has also held associate and leadership positions at other financial institutions on Long Island and New York City.

"We are excited to welcome Daniel to our fast-growing Long Island team," said Blaskey. "He brings to Sterling market knowledge and over three decades of experience in meeting the financing needs of middle market clients. I look forward to working closely with Daniel as we continue to expand our presence in the Long Island area."

Liberty holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  

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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STERLING NATIONAL BANK:Linda DunbarFirst VP, Director of Corporate Communications 845.369.8085