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)
Senior EVP & CFO, Director
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) 07/12/2012 G V 500 D $0 133,715 D(2)
Common Stock(1) 10/10/2012 G V 500 D $0 133,215 D(2)
Common Stock(1) 11/15/2012 F(3) 2,605 D $8.72 130,610 D(2)
Common Stock(1) 11/15/2012 P 2,500 A $8.8452 133,110 D(2)
Common Stock 1,156 I(2) Ira/wife
Common Stock 51,797 I Spouse
Common Stock (401k Plan) 4,347 D(4)
Common Stock (Roth IRA) 10,579 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 21,170 21,170 D
Stock Options $16.16 11/18/2003 11/18/2012 Common Stock 13,776 13,776 D
Stock Options $18.85 11/17/2004 11/17/2013 Common Stock 18,615 18,615 D
Stock Options $18.93 11/16/2005 11/16/2014 Common Stock 17,732 17,732 D
Stock Options $17.54 11/14/2006 11/14/2015 Common Stock 20,401 20,401 D
Stock Options $19.19 11/13/2007 11/13/2016 Common Stock 22,112 22,112 D
Stock Options $14.65 02/12/2009 02/12/2018 Common Stock 21,059 21,059 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. Adjusted for additional shares acquired through Dividend Reinvestment Plan.
3. Shares withheld for payment of tax liability on restricted stock vesting.
4. Holdings under the Valley 401K Plan has been updated to reflect reporting person's balance in the Plan.
/s/ ALAN D. ESKOW 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).
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