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*
Robbins Ira

(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)
First Sr. VP and Treasurer
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) 11/14/2012 F(2) 156 D $8.87 16,773 D
Common Stock(1) 11/15/2012 F(2) 395 D $8.72 16,378 D
Common Stock(1) 11/15/2012 P 2,000 A $8.74 18,378 D
Common Stock(3) 221 I Trustee FBO Minors
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 Options $16.16 11/18/2003 11/18/2012 Common Stock 4,074 4,074 D
Stock Options $18.85 11/17/2004 11/17/2013 Common Stock 3,880 3,880 D
Stock Options $18.93 11/16/2005 11/16/2014 Common Stock 4,432 4,432 D
Stock Options $17.16 07/18/2006 07/18/2015 Common Stock 353 353 D
Stock Options $17.54 11/14/2006 11/14/2015 Common Stock 4,926 4,926 D
Stock Options $19.19 11/13/2007 11/13/2016 Common Stock 4,691 4,691 D
Stock Options $14.93 11/14/2008 11/14/2017 Common Stock 3,829 3,829 D
Stock Options $14.24 11/17/2009 11/17/2018 Common Stock 1,216 1,216 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. Shares withheld for payment of tax liability on restricted stock vesting.
3. Adjusted for additional shares acquired through Dividend Reinvestment Plan.
/s/ IRA D. ROBBINS 11/16/2012
** 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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