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Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp (PGC.OQ)

PGC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

F. Duffield Meyercord

69 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Douglas Kennedy

60 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Carfora

58 2009 Chief Financial Officer

Finn Caspersen

47 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer, Director of the Company and the Bank

Robert Plante

57 2017 Chief Operating Officer

John Babcock

59 2014 Senior Executive Vice President, President - Private Wealth Management

Lisa Chalkan

52 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Vincent Spero

51 2014 Executive Vice President Head of Commercial Real Estate

Eric Waser

56 2015 Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking

Francesco Rossi

2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Anthony Bilotta

56 2013 Director - Retail Banking and Marketing

Carmen Bowser

62 2017 Director

John Kissel

63 1987 Director

Anthony Spinelli

2017 Director

Susan Cole

73 2014 Independent Director

Edward Gramigna

56 2012 Independent Director

James Lamb

73 1993 Independent Director

Philip Smith

60 1995 Independent Director

Beth Welsh

57 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

F. Duffield Meyercord

Mr. F. Duffield Meyercord is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective December 31, 2013. He is Partner of Carl Marks Advisory Group, LLC; President, Meyercord Advisors, Inc.; Director of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (formerly Programmer’s Paradise, Inc.). Mr. Meyercord is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of his 40 years of experience in directing strategic projects and providing operational advisory services to numerous businesses, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of corporate strategy.

Douglas Kennedy

Mr. Douglas L. Kennedy is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation. Mr. Kennedy joined the Bank in October 2012 as Chief Executive Officer. He is a career banker with over 39 years of commercial banking experience. Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as Executive Vice President and Market President at Capital One Bank/North Fork Bank and held key executive level positions with Summit Bank and Bank of American/Fleet Bank. Mr. Kennedy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a MBA from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Jeffrey Carfora

Mr. Jeffrey J. Carfora is the Chief Financial Officer of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation. Mr. Carfora joined the Bank in April 2009 as Chief Financial Officer having previously served as a Transitional Officer with New York Community Bank from April 2007 until January 2008 as a result of a merger with PennFed Financial Services Inc. and Penn Federal Savings Bank (collectively referred to as “PennFed”). Previous to the merger, Mr. Carfora served as Chief Operating Officer of PennFed from October 2001 until April 2007 and Chief Financial Officer from December 1993 to October 2001. Mr. Carfora has nearly 35 years of experience, including 32 years in the Banking industry. Mr. Carfora has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a MBA in Finance, both from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also an Investor Relation contact officer of the company

Finn Caspersen

Mr. Finn M. W. Caspersen, Jr., is no longer Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer, of the Company and the Bank, Director of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation effective December 31, 2017. Mr. Caspersen has nearly 20 years of experience, including 11 years in the Banking industry. Mr. Caspersen joined the Bank as Chief Risk Officer in March 2004 and was promoted to General Counsel in May 2006. He was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2012. Mr. Caspersen was named Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel in 2013. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Caspersen worked in the fields of venture capital, investment banking and corporate law. Mr. Caspersen is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.

Robert Plante

Mr. Robert A. Plante is Chief Operating Officer of the company. Mr. Plante will be joining the bank in March 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Plante is a seasoned executive, proficient in tactical and operational leadership within the financial services industry. From 2012 to the present, Mr. Plante served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Israel Discount Bank of New York. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Plante served as Chief Information Officer at IDB of NY. Prior to IDB of NY, Mr. Plante was Chief Information Officer for The CIT Group, a global commercial and consumer finance company. Prior to CIT, he also held senior positions with GE Capital Global Consumer Finance and with the Geary Corporation, a privately held IT consulting Company.

John Babcock

Mr. John P. Babcock has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President, President - Private Wealth Management of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation effective March 10, 2014. Mr. Babcock has more than 34 years of experience in wealth management and private banking, most recently serving as managing director and the regional head of the Northeast Mid-Atlantic region for the HSBC Private Bank. Prior to HSBC, Mr. Babcock held senior level positions at U.S. Trust/Bank of America, The Bank of New York and Summit/Fleet Bank. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Lisa Chalkan

Ms. Lisa P. Chalkan is Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the company. Lisa P. Chalkan joined the bank in April 2015. Ms. Chalkan has more than 30 years of financial services experience with a concentration in risk management, credit administration, underwriting and managing of policies and procedures. Ms. Chalkan was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer in April 2016. Prior to joining Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2015, Ms. Chalkan served key roles at Capital One N.A. as Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Policy; Director of Loan Administration/Commercial Banking; and Manager of Middle Market Underwriting/New Jersey where she was responsible for defining the credit parameters and authorities for commercial business and the build-out of a centralized credit administration team. Prior to her tenure at Capital One, Lisa held key positions at Fleet Boston Financial/Bank of America, and HSBC Bank USA/HSBC Securities, Inc. as Vice President, Underwriting Manager, in Small Business Services and Risk Review Field Manager, respectively. Ms. Chalkan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Rutgers University.

Vincent Spero

Mr. Vincent A. Spero serves as Executive Vice President Head of Commercial Real Estate of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation. Mr. Spero joined the Bank in June 2008 as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender and has over 26 years of banking experience. Previously Mr. Spero served as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Team Leader at Lakeland Bank, a subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp from May 2000 to May 2008. Mr. Spero is a graduate of Wagner College and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in their MBA program.

Eric Waser

Mr. Eric H. Waser is Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking of the company. Eric H. Waser joined the bank in February 2015 as Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Mr. Waser has more than 26 years of experience in financial services and private banking, most recently serving as managing director for Citibank’s East Business Banking Division. Prior to Citibank, Mr. Waser held senior level positions at Mid Atlantic Corporate Banking, Sovereign Bank and Fleet Boston Financial/Nat West Bank. Mr. Waser holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, Kelly School of Business and has taught extensively on advanced credit, sales and leadership training topics and programs.

Francesco Rossi

Mr. Francesco (Frank) S. Rossi is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Rossi brings 20 years of financial services experience, with extensive expertise in financial reporting, accounting, and tax compliance. He is responsible for managing the Bank’s Controller’s Group and Financial Reporting and Budgeting Group. Mr. Rossi began his career with KPMG, spending five years focused on the audit of financial institutions. He then joined Sound Federal Savings Bank of New York, spending five years as Vice President, Controller, until the Bank was merged into Hudson City Bank of New Jersey. Frank then spent 10 years with Hudson City Bank, within financial reporting and progressing to Principal Accounting Officer (i.e. Chief Accounting Officer) for his last 18 months with the Company, until its merger into M&T Bank. At Hudson City, Mr. Rossi was responsible for the development and preparation of internal, public, and regulatory reporting, financial analyses, the internal control environment, and accounting and tax functions. A resident of Peekskill, New York, Mr. Rossi earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Finance from Siena College in Loudonville, New York and is currently a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs.

Anthony Bilotta

Mr. Anthony B. Bilotta, Jr. serves as Director of Retail Banking and Marketing of the company. Mr. Bilotta joined the Bank in September 2013 as director of retail banking and marketing. Mr. Bilotta has over 31 years of banking experience, most recently with Oritani Bank where he was responsible for the retail banking and marketing functions. Mr. Bilotta is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College and the Bank Administration Institute at the University of Wisconsin.

Carmen Bowser

Ms. Carmen M. Bowser has been appointed as the Director of the Company, with effective from September 28, 2017. Ms. Bowser most recently served as Managing Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Division, at Capital One Bank, N.A., New York, NY, where she was responsible for a geographically dispersed 100-person team which provided the “first line of defense” for new loan originations and asset management. Prior to joining Capital One, Ms. Bowser was a Principal/Managing Director for Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, where she led the commercial mortgage origination teams in McLean, Virginia, Boston, Massachusetts and New York City, overseeing annual team loan production of approximately $800 million across an expansive platform of FNMA, General Account, conduit, bridge, interim and mezzanine loans. She has held similar positions at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, NY, Arbor National Commercial Corp, Los Angeles, CA, and The Prudential Insurance Company of America, LA, NY and Newark, NJ.

John Kissel

Mr. John D. Kissel is the Director of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation. He is a Real Estate Broker, Turpin Real Estate, Inc. Mr. Kissel is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of his 25 years of experience in the residential real estate market, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate loan portfolio.

Anthony Spinelli

Mr. Tony Spinelli is Director of the company. Mr. Spinelli recently left Capital One Financial, McLean, Virginia, where he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, responsible for developing and leading the cybersecurity program for the organization. Currently, Mr. Spinelli serves as 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. As Capital One’s Chief Information Security Officer, Tony 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. Prior to joining Capital One, Mr. Spinelli was the Chief Information Security Officer of Tyco International, Equifax and First Data Corporation, where he led global teams responsible for security engineering, security operations, security compliance and policy, and cybersecurity threat management.

Susan Cole

Dr. Susan A. Cole is an Independent Director of the Company and of Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Dr. Cole is President of Montclair State University. Dr. Cole, named to the Board in February 2014, is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of her 17 years as President of Montclair State University, the second largest university in New Jersey, with approximately 20,000 students, which is invaluable in the oversight of Bank operations.

Edward Gramigna

Mr. Edward A. Gramigna, Jr., is an Independent Directorof Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation. Mr. Gramigna is a Partner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Mr. Gramigna is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of his 26 years of experience in trust, estate planning and estate administration, which is invaluable in the oversight of our wealth management division.

James Lamb

Mr. James R. Lamb, Esq. is Independent Director of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation. He is Principal of James R. Lamb, P.C., Attorney at Law. Mr. Lamb is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of his 48 years of legal experience, which is invaluable to the Board’s corporate governance program and the Board’s oversight of the Bank’s legal and regulatory affairs.

Philip Smith

Mr. Philip W. Smith, III, is an Independent Director of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation. He is President, Phillary Management, Inc., a real estate management company. Mr. Smith is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of his 28 years of experience in commercial real estate agency and management, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate loan portfolio.

Beth Welsh

Ms. Beth Welsh is an Independent Director of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation. Ms. Welsh is the General Manager of Bassett Associates. Ms. Welsh is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors because of her 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate market as well as her past banking experience, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate lending and small business banking.