Sterling Bancorp Promotes Lopp to Chairman/CEO

Sterling Bancorp Chairman and CEO Gary Judd will retire after more than 11 years with the company. The bank’s board has appointed Tom Lopp, the current president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, to succeed Judd.

Sterling to Acquire Woodforest ABL & Equipment Finance Businesses

Sterling Bancorp, through its principal subsidiary, Sterling National Bank, agreed to acquire the asset-based and equipment finance lending businesses of Woodforest National Bank.

OCC Approves Sterling, Astoria Merger

Sterling Bancorp and Astoria Financial received permission to merge from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Former GE Capital Exec Joins Sterling as COO

Sterling Bancorp named Christina M. Favilla chief operating officer. Favilla was previously with GE Capital Americas, where she served as COO.

Sterling Acquires NewStar Business Credit, Haddad to Lead ABL Unit

Sterling Bancorp has acquired NewStar Business Credit for $112 million. Michael Haddad, former NSBC president, will manage Sterling’s asset-based lending business.

Sterling Bancorp and Hudson Valley Complete Merger

Sterling Bancorp has completed its previously announced merger with Hudson Valley Holding, forming an institution with $11.2 billion in assets.

OCC Approves Sterling Bancorp, Hudson Valley Merger

Sterling Bancorp and Hudson Valley Holding jointly announced they have received the approval of the OCC to consummate the merger of Hudson Valley with and into Sterling.

Sterling Acquires Damian Services

Sterling Bancorp completed the acquisition of Damian Services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Sterling Bancorp, Hudson Valley Announce Merger

Sterling Bancorp and Hudson Valley Holding entered into a definitive merger agreement resulting in a regional bank with $10.5 billion in assets.