Investors Bancorp Inc is a Delaware corporation that was organized on January 21, 1997 for the purpose of being a holding company for Investors Bank a New Jersey chartered savings bank. On October 11, 2005, the Company completed its initial public stock offering. The Company completed the acquisition of Gateway Community Financial Corp., the federally-chartered holding company for GCF Bank, on January 10, 2014. Investors Savings Bank is a New Jersey-chartered savings bank headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey. Originally founded in 1926 as a New Jersey-chartered mutual savings and loan association, it has grown through acquisitions and internal growth, including de novo branching. In 1992, it converted its charter to a mutual savings bank, and in 1997 it converted its charter to a New Jersey-chartered stock savings bank. The Company through its subsidiaries is in the business of attracting deposits from the public through its branch network and borrowing funds in the wholesale markets to originate loans and to invest in securities. It originates mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residential real estate, multi-family loans, commercial real estate loans, construction loans, commercial and industrial loans and consumer loans, the majority of which are home equity loans and home equity lines of credit. It offers a variety of deposit accounts and emphasizes exceptional customer service. Investors Savings Bank is subject to comprehensive regulation and examination by both the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and it is subject to regulations as a bank holding company by the Federal Reserve Board. Securities, mainly U.S. Government and Federal Agency obligations, mortgage-backed and other securities represent a large but declining percentage of its assets. The Company's results of operations are dependent mainly on its net interest income, which is the difference between the interest earned on its assets, mainly its loan and securities portfolios, and the interest paid on its deposits and borrowings. The Company's main focus is to build and develop profitable customer relationships across all lines of business while maintaining its role as a community bank. The Company's lending activity loan portfolio is comprised primarily of residential real estate loans, multi-family loans, commercial real estate loans, construction loans, commercial and industrial loans and consumer and other loans. The Company faces competition within its market area both in making loans and attracting deposits. The Company's competition for loans and deposits comes mainly from commercial banks, savings institutions, mortgage banking firms and credit unions. The Company faces additional competition for deposits from short-term money market funds, brokerage firms, mutual funds and insurance companies. The Company is subject to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended and the rules and regulations of the Federal Reserve Board under the BHCA and to the provisions of the New Jersey Banking Act of 1948 and the regulations of the Commissioner under the New Jersey Banking Act applicable to bank holding companies.