OceanFirst Financial Corp was incorporated under Delaware law on November 21, 1995. It serves as the holding company for OceanFirst Bank. The Bank's is engaged in attracting retail and business deposits in the communities surrounding its branch offices and investing those deposits in loans, consisting of single-family, owner-occupied residential mortgage loans, and commercial real estate and other commercial loans which have become a key focus of the Bank. The Bank also invests in other types of loans, including residential construction and consumer loans. In addition, the Bank invests in mortgage-backed securities, securities issued by the U.S. Government and agencies thereof, corporate securities and other investments permitted by applicable law and regulations. The Bank is a community-oriented financial institution, offering financial services to meet the needs of the communities it serves. The Bank conducts its business through an administrative/branch office located in Toms River, New Jersey, and twenty-two additional branch offices. Eighteen of the offices are located in Ocean County, New Jersey, four offices are in Monmouth County including a Financial Solutions Center in Red Bank also offering lending and wealth management services and one in Middlesex County. The Bank also operates a wealth management office in Manchester, New Jersey. A commercial loan production office was opened in Mercer County in the first quarter of 2015 to serve the broader central New Jersey market area. The Bank's competition for loans comes principally from commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, mortgage banking companies and insurance companies. Its direct competition for deposits has historically come from commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations and credit unions although the Bank also faces competition for deposits from short-term money market funds, other corporate and government securities funds, internet-only providers and from other financial service institutions such as brokerage firms and insurance companies. As a savings and loan holding company, the Company is required by Federal law to file reports with, and comply with the rules and regulations of the FRB.
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