Flushing Bank Accepting Applications for the Main Street Lending Program

Company Release - 7/20/2020 12:30 PM ET

UNIONDALE, N.Y., July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank (the “Bank”), announced today that it has begun accepting applications for the Main Street Lending Program made available to businesses through the Federal Reserve.

The Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Program will operate through three facilities: the Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF), the Main Street Priority Loan Facility (MSPLF), and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (MSELF).

John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very pleased that Flushing Bank has been approved as one of only nine participating Main Street Lending Program lenders in New York and that we have begun accepting Program applications. We recognize that small and medium-sized businesses in our market are struggling to manage through this healthcare crisis. These businesses play an important role in the economic health of our local communities and are vital to our economic recovery. As a community bank, it is our job to partner with businesses in our communities to provide support to help get them through this difficult time.”

For additional information on the Main Street Lending Program, visit the Bank’s website at flushingbank.com/covid19relief.

About Flushing Financial Corporation

Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FFIC) is the holding company for Flushing Bank®, a New York State—chartered commercial bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank serves consumers, businesses, professionals, corporate clients, and public entities by offering a full complement of deposit, loan, equipment finance, and cash management services through its banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and on Long Island. As a leader in real estate lending, the Bank’s experienced lending teams create mortgage solutions for real estate owners and property managers both within and outside the New York City metropolitan area. Flushing Bank is an Equal Housing Lender. The Bank also operates an online banking division consisting of iGObanking®, which offers competitively priced deposit products to consumers nationwide, and BankPurely®, an eco-friendly, healthier lifestyle community brand.

Additional information on Flushing Bank and Flushing Financial Corporation may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at http://www.flushingbank.com.

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Contact:
Maria A. Grasso
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Flushing Bank
718-961-5400


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Source: Flushing Financial Corporation