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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K
Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number: 001-35385
________________________
STERLING BANCORP
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Delaware
 
80-0091851
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
 
(IRS Employer ID No.)
Incorporation or Organization)
 
 
400 Rella Boulevard,
 
 
Montebello,
New York
 
10901
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
 
(Zip Code)

(Registrant’s Telephone Number including area code)
(845) 369-8040
Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
 
STL
 
New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 6.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A
 
STLPRA
 
New York Stock Exchange
Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act    Yes    No  
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act.    Yes       No  
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1)