Promotion of John Romano to Executive Vice President & Chief Retail Officer

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Dime Community Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of John Romano to Executive Vice President & Chief Retail Officer effective June 1, 2020.

John joined Dime in October 2017 as Senior Vice President – Business Banking. “In the past three years and under John’s direction, Business Banking has grown into a strong and critical part of the Bank. With retail and business banking, along with operations, under the same leadership, I look forward to continued collaboration and growth in these areas in the future” said Stu Lubow, Senior Executive Vice President and President of Dime.

Prior to joining Dime, John had extensive community bank experience and held executive positions at each bank he worked. He was most recently President and Acting CEO of First Central Savings Bank where he oversaw all business lines, including Retail and Business Banking. He also oversaw Retail Banking and all operations as EVP at Amalgamated Bank, was Market President at People’s United Bank, and President & COO at Bank of Smithtown (later bought by People’s United). He started his career at Astoria Federal Savings (now Sterling National Bank) where he managed and directed consumer and business product development.

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