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Washington, D.C. 20549

Amendment No. 1


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 3, 2019

(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)

New Jersey 001-11486 52-1273725
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
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

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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. [ ]

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class Trading symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock CNOB NASDAQ

Explanatory Note

This Form 8-K/A is being filed as an amendment (“Amendment No. 1”) to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2019 (the “Original Filing”). The sole purpose of this filing is to correct a clerical error; the Original Filing was inadvertently submitted under Item 2.01, when such submission should have been pursuant to Item 8.01.

Item 8.01 Other Events

On June 3, 2019, the Registrant issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1. Press release dated June 3, 2019


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: June 4, 2019 By:  /s/ William S. Burns  
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit No. Description
99.1       Press release dated June 3, 2019

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (PRESS RELEASE DATED JUNE 3, 2019)


ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Expands Its Digital Strategy With Closing of
BoeFly Acquisition

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNOB) (the “Company” or “ConnectOne”), parent company of ConnectOne Bank (the “Bank”), today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of New York/Boston-based BoeFly, LLC. BoeFly’s online business lending marketplace helps connect small- to medium-size businesses with professional loan brokers and lenders across the United States.

"With the successful acquisition of BoeFly’s innovative online platform, dynamic patented technology and FinTech-focused entrepreneurial team, we see a great opportunity to expand and diversify ConnectOne’s revenue streams while strengthening our digital bank strategy and our competitive position,” commented Frank Sorrentino, ConnectOne’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to a seamless transition working with BoeFly’s employees, clients, partners and participating lenders.”

The BoeFly business unit will be led by Michael Rozman, a co-founder of BoeFly and formerly its CEO. As President of ConnectOne’s BoeFly subsidiary, Mr. Rozman will report directly to Frank Sorrentino. BoeFly will operate within ConnectOne as an independent brand and the Company is committed to maintaining and building upon the business model and relationships that have supported its success.

About ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.
ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc., through its subsidiary, ConnectOne Bank offers a full suite of both commercial and consumer banking and lending products and services through its 29 banking offices located in New York and New Jersey. ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol "CNOB," and information about ConnectOne may be found at

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements which are based on certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies and expectations of the Company. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by use of the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," or similar expressions. The Company's ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the operations of the Company and its subsidiaries include, but are not limited to, those factors set forth in Item 1A – Risk Factors of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities Exchange Commission, and changes in interest rates, general economic conditions, legislative/regulatory changes, monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board, the quality or composition of the loan or investment portfolios, demand for loan products, deposit flows, competition, demand for financial services in the Company's market area and accounting principles and guidelines. These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

Investor Contact:
William S. Burns
Executive VP & CFO

Media Contact:
Thomas Walter, MWWPR

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