Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation to Acquire Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group

Bedminster, NJ – (NewMediaWire) – May 12, 2021 – Peapack-Gladstone Financial
Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market:  PGC), parent company
of Peapack-Gladstone Bank announced today that it has entered into an
agreement to acquire Princeton, NJ-based Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group,
LLC (“PPSG”), with assets under management of approximately $550 million. 
The Company anticipates the purchase will be immediately accretive to
earnings.  The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of
2021, subject to the receipt of regulatory approval and other customary closing

PPSG, who
will become part of Peapack Private, the wealth management division of the
Bank, has been delivering wealth management services and customized portfolio
management solutions to individuals and institutions since 2011.  Their
team of professionals has broad experience in advising and investing, and a
long history of coordinating financial solutions with clients’ attorneys,
accountants, and other professionals.  

Bill Hamill, Suzanne Twitchell, Carlton Savoye, Alan Moucha, and John Capodici,
along with all PPSG team members, will join Peapack Private upon completion of
the acquisition.

Private is one of the largest
trust company and wealth managers in NJ, with a market value of approximately
$9.4 billion of Assets Under Administration (AUA) at March 31, 2021.  The
Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group transaction will be the Bank’s eighth
acquisition and/or lift-out since 2015.

“With a
private banking office already located at Carnegie Center in Princeton, we were
able to establish a quick and easy connection with PPSG,” said John P. Babcock,
President of Peapack Private Wealth Management.  He continued, “Combining
the high-quality professionals from PPSG with our existing Princeton team is a
win-win for both organizations and will allow us to accelerate our growth in
this highly desirable market.”

Park Sutton
Advisors LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Peapack-Gladstone Bank on
this transaction.

About the

Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of
$6.0 billion and assets under management and/or administration of $9.4 billion
as of March 31, 2021.  Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a
commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, investment banking,
commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online
platforms, to businesses and consumers.  Peapack Private, the Bank’s
wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and
investment advice and solutions, to individuals, families, privately held
businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them to
establish, maintain and expand their legacy.  Together, Peapack-Gladstone
Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client
service.  Visit and for more information.

Denise M. Pace-Sanders, SVP Managing Principal, Brand and Marketing Director,, 908.470.3322, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, 500 Hills Drive, Suite
300, Bedminster, NJ 07921.

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