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 (Roth IRA)(1) 11/15/2012 P 4,670 A $8.8936 68,889 D
Common Stock(1) 301,803 D
Common Stock(1) 6,946 I Spouse - Roth IRA
Common Stock(1) 214,804 I Wife
Common Stock (401k Plan)(1)(2) 45 D
Common Stock (with Spouse)(1) 154 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 $11.91 11/15/2011 11/15/2020 Common Stock 44,016 44,016 D
Stock Option/NQ $16.3905 02/15/2002 02/15/2012 Common Stock 30,825 30,825 D
Stock Options $16.381 02/15/2002 02/15/2012 Common Stock 1,754 1,754 D
Stock Options $15.74 03/01/2004 03/01/2013 Common Stock 11,401 11,401 D
Stock Options $18.1 02/26/2005 02/26/2014 Common Stock 31,026 31,026 D
Stock Options $18.13 02/08/2006 02/08/2015 Common Stock 29,551 29,551 D
Stock Options $17.23 02/15/2007 02/15/2016 Common Stock 35,178 35,178 D
Stock Options $19.36 02/13/2008 02/13/2017 Common Stock 46,904 46,904 D
Stock Options $14.65 02/12/2009 02/12/2018 Common Stock 44,671 44,671 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Valley National Bancorp declared a 5% stock dividend on April 18, 2012, issued May 25, 2012 to shareholders of record on May 11, 2012.
2. Holdings under the Valley 401K Plan has been updated to reflect reporting person's balance in the Plan.
/s/ GERALD H. LIPKIN 11/15/2012
** 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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