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Tony Spinelli Joins as Faculty Member of the National Association of Corporate Directors

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BEDMINSTER, N.J., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) proudly announces that Tony Spinelli, a member of its Board of Directors, has become a faculty member with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Advisory Services. 

Mr. Spinelli became a board member of the Bank holding company in May of 2017. He is the Chief Operating Officer and President, Cyberdivision, for Fractal Industries, Inc., a venture-backed artificial intelligence and machine learning decision-platform, focused on advancing digital analytics in both cybersecurity and risk management.  

The NACD is the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices.  NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that directors are well prepared for challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD sets the standard for responsible board leadership.

As a NACD Board Advisory Services faculty member, Mr. Spinelli will assist in the delivery of customized training on Board Governance issues to publicly traded and private companies, specializing in Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, and Enterprise Risk Management.  As a former Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at Capital One, Tony is uniquely qualified for this role.  At Capital One he was responsible for developing and executing security programs to ensure client and proprietary corporate data was protected from cybersecurity threats.  He played an important role in the transformation of Capital One's digital and technology agenda with the secure adoption of public cloud computing and engineering cybersecurity innovations that leverage emerging technologies, open source, analytics and machine learning.

A graduate of Saint Louis University with a MBA from Washington University, Mr. Spinelli maintains Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation.  He is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University – School of Business, and in addition to serving on the Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation board, serves on the boards of Per Scholas, the US Department of Defense and Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security and Privacy.  He has also served on the board of advisors for Cisco, Cylance, Kudelski Security, and IBM.  He holds multiple patents in such areas as data loss prevention and methods of network risk reduction and internet browsing habits.

ABOUT THE CORPORATION

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $4.27 billion and assets under management and/or administration of $5.7 billion as of June 30, 2018.  Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative private banking services to businesses, non-profits and consumers, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy.  Through Peapack Private Wealth Management, and its private banking locations in Bedminster, Gladstone, Fairfield, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, and its trust office in Greenville, DE, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service through its private wealth management, commercial private banking, retail private banking and residential lending divisions, along with its online platforms.

Contact:  Denise M. Pace-Sanders, Senior Vice President Brand and Marketing Director, dpace@pgbank.com, 908.470.3322, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, 500 Hills Drive, Suite 300, Bedminster, NJ 07921

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