OceanFirst Financial appoints Jack Farris to its Board of Directors

– USA, NJ – OceanFirst Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:OCFC), the holding company for OceanFirst Bank, today announced that Jack M. Farris has been appointed to the Boards of OceanFirst Financial Corp. and OceanFirst Bank. Mr. Farris will fill the unexpired terms of former director John W. Chadwick and stand for re-election at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Chadwick, having reached the Company’s mandatory retirement age, resigned to spend more time on other business, professional and charitable activities and to allow Mr. Farris to begin service as soon as possible.

Mr. Farris is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Information Technology, Information Security, Global Clearance and Compliance for Verizon Communications Inc., one of the world’s leading wireline, wireless and business communications companies, where he has been employed since 1991. Mr. Farris has served in his present position since 2011 and prior to that has served in a variety of legal and management functions, with responsibility for systems and technology procurement, global operations security, finance operations, litigation, regulatory compliance and transactional matters, in addition to information technology and security.

“We are pleased to have Jack Farris join our Board,” said Christopher D. Maher, President and Chief Executive Officer after today’s announcement. Mr. Maher added, “Jack’s extensive experience with information technology and cybersecurity, coupled with his broad background in legal and transactional matters, will make him a valuable asset to the Board and OceanFirst. Finally, on behalf of the OceanFirst family we offer our sincere appreciation to Jack Chadwick for his years of service to the Company and wish him continued success.”

OceanFirst Financial Corp’s subsidiary, OceanFirst Bank, founded in 1902, is a community bank with $2.4 billion in assets and twenty-three branches located in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey. The Bank delivers commercial and residential financing solutions, wealth management, and deposit services throughout the central New Jersey region and is the largest and oldest community-based financial institution headquartered in Ocean County, New Jersey.

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