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Section 1: 8-K (CURRENT REPORT)


Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 9, 2018

(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)

New Jersey       001-11486       52-1273725
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
301 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Company's telephone number, including area code: (201) 816-8900

[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

[ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company [ ]

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [ ]

Item 8.01 Other Events

On October 9, 2018, the Registrant received the approval of the FDIC with respect to the proposed merger of Greater Hudson Bank, a New York state chartered commercial bank, with and into the Registrant’s wholly owned subsidiary, ConnectOne Bank, as detailed in the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 12, 2018. The transaction remains subject to the approval of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance and Greater Hudson Bank’s shareholders.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: October 9, 2018 By:  /s/ William S. Burns               
         WILLIAM S. BURNS  
         Executive Vice President and  
         Chief Financial Officer  

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