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)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman, President and CEO
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) 09/22/2011 P 5,000 A $9.8 221,158 D
Common Stock 6,615 I Spouse - Roth IRA
Common Stock 204,577 I Wife
Common Stock (401k Plan)(2) 39.7 D
Common Stock (Roth IRA) 61,161 D
Common Stock (with Spouse) 147 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 $12.5 11/15/2011 11/15/2020 Common Stock 41,920 41,920 D
Stock Option/NQ $17.21 02/15/2002 02/15/2012 Common Stock 29,357 29,357 D
Stock Options $17.2 02/15/2002 02/15/2012 Common Stock 1,670 1,670 D
Stock Options $16.53 03/01/2004 03/01/2013 Common Stock 10,858 10,858 D
Stock Options $19 02/26/2005 02/26/2014 Common Stock 29,548 29,548 D
Stock Options $19.04 02/08/2006 02/08/2015 Common Stock 28,143 28,143 D
Stock Options $18.09 02/15/2007 02/15/2016 Common Stock 33,503 33,503 D
Stock Options $20.32 02/13/2008 02/13/2017 Common Stock 44,670 44,670 D
Stock Options $15.38 02/12/2009 02/12/2018 Common Stock 42,544 42,544 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Valley National Bancorp declared a 5% stock dividend on April 13, 2011, to shareholders of record on May 6, 2011, payable May 20, 2011.
2. Holdings under the Valley 401K Plan has been updated to reflect reporting person's balance in the Plan.
/s/ GERALD H. LIPKIN 09/22/2011
** 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).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
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