SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*

(Last) (First) (Middle)

WAYNE NJ 07470-

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Executive Vice President
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock(1) 11/17/2009 A 5,800(2) A $0 50,362 D
Common Stock(1) 11/19/2009 11/24/2009 S 5,589 D $13.3812 44,773 D
Common Stock (401k Plan)(3) 3,032 D
Common Stock (with Spouse) 112,693 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option/NQ $17.8762 11/27/2002 11/27/2011 Common Stock 13,325 13,325 D
Stock Options $13.2667 11/23/2000 11/23/2009 Common Stock 19,395 19,395 D
Stock Options $15.1524 11/28/2001 11/28/2010 Common Stock 20,314 20,314 D
Stock Options $17.8762 11/27/2002 11/27/2011 Common Stock 6,022 6,022 D
Stock Options $18.7238 11/18/2003 11/18/2012 Common Stock 16,886 16,886 D
Stock Options $21.8286 11/17/2004 11/17/2013 Common Stock 16,082 16,082 D
Stock Options $21.9143 11/16/2005 11/16/2014 Common Stock 15,316 15,316 D
Stock Options $20.2952 11/14/2006 11/14/2015 Common Stock 17,624 17,624 D
Stock Options $22.2095 11/13/2007 11/13/2016 Common Stock 19,100 19,100 D
Stock Options $16.9619 02/12/2009 02/12/2018 Common Stock 18,192 18,192 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Valley National Bancorp declared a 5% dividend on April 14, 2009, issued on May 22, 2009 to shareholders of record on May 8, 2009.
2. Restricted stock granted under the Valley National Bancorp 2009 Long Term Stock Incentive Plan. Under the TARP rules, the restricted stock grants cannot vest for a period of two years following the grant date. If the TARP funds are repaid, the restricted stock may be subject to a three year vesting period.
3. Holdings under the Valley 401K Plan has been updated to reflect reporting officer's balance in the Plan.
/s/ ROBERT M. MEYER 11/19/2009
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4 (b)(v).
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