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Lakeland Bank Announces Employee of the Quarter Awards

Oak Ridge, NJ – July 18, 2012 –– Lakeland Bank recently honored six employees with the Employee of the Quarter Award. Ralph Battaglia, Michele Jacobs, Shannon Mathews, Karla Parks, Vinnie Romano and Destiny Wolff were presented with the award based on nominations submitted by their colleagues.
 
“We appreciate the commitment and dedication these colleagues demonstrate to our customers, our bank and the communities we serve,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “It is with great pleasure that we recognize them for their exceptional service.”
 
Ralph Battaglia – Maintenance  – Corporate Services/Oak Ridge
Battaglia started with Lakeland Bank in 2005 as a messenger and transferred to his current position in 2007. Battaglia resides in Highland Lakes.
 
Michele Jacobs – Accounting Clerk – Finance
Jacobs joined the Bank in 2000 as an imaging operator, moved to Deposit Operations in 2005 and transferred to her current position in 2010. Jacobs is a resident of Oak Ridge.
 
Shannon Mathews – Financial Service Provider – Call Center
Mathews started working for Lakeland Bank in 2008 and currently resides in Hewitt.
 
Karla Parks – Computer Operator I – Computer Operations
Parks joined Lakeland Bank in 2007 and is a resident of Glenwood.
 
Vinnie Romano – Maintenance – Corporate Services/Oak Ridge
Romano started with Lakeland Bank in 2003 as an on-call messenger, was hired full-time in 2004, and transferred to his current position in 2005. He resides in Green Township.
 
Destiny Wolff - Assistant Branch Manager – Newfoundland Office
Wolff joined the Bank in 1993 as a part-time teller, advanced to a customer service representative and was promoted to her current position in 2012. Wolff resides in Hewitt. 
 
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.9 billion and forty-seven (47) offices spanning six northwestern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren.  Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online banking, localized commercial lending teams and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about their full line of products and services, visit their Web site at Lakelandbank.com.
 
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Photo courtesy: Lakeland Bank
Photo caption: Lakeland Bank President and CEO Tom Shara (back row, right) stands with colleagues Shannon Mathews of Hewitt; Vinnie Romano of Green Township; Karla Parks of Glenwood (front row) and Ralph Battaglia of Highland Lakes who were presented with an Employee of the Quarter Award. (Not pictured: Michele Jacobs of Oak Ridge and Destiny Wolff of Hewitt.)