has acquired two branches from
Poughkeepsie, New York and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, October 26, 2020 – Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ: RBKB), the holding company of Rhinebeck Bank, and ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNOB), the holding company of ConnectOne Bank, announced today an agreement under which Rhinebeck Bank will acquire two leased branch offices in Orange County, NY and their related deposits, from ConnectOne Bank. The branch offices are located in Monroe and Warwick, New York. The transaction is expected to add more than $50 million in deposits for Rhinebeck Bank.
“This transaction accelerates our previous stated goal of expanding our presence in Orange County. We are excited to enter this new market and bring our relationship-based banking model to this vibrant community,” said Michael J. Quinn, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Both financial institutions are committed to providing a smooth transition with minimal impact for all stakeholders.”
“This transaction reflects another step in ConnectOne’s branch rationalization strategy in order to meet evolving client demands while scaling best-in-class efficiency,” said William S. Burns, EVP & Chief Financial Officer of ConnectOne. “We’ll continue to move away from traditional retail branches towards more robust banking hubs supported by digital tools and resources.”
The transaction is expected to close late in the fourth quarter of 2020 or early in the first quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.