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John Emanuele Joins Bridge Investment Services as Western Region Investment Advisor

August 16, 2012

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y., August 16, 2012 – John Emanuele has joined Bridge Investment Services as a registered representative and an investment advisor representative servicing the Bank's Western Suffolk region. Bridge Investment Services, managed by William Araneo, is the financial services division of The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: BDGE).

Mr. Emanuele has more than 30 years of experience in the financial planning field. He is credited with forming the financial services division for the former Bank of Smithtown, which grew from seven branches to 30 during his tenure. He has spent his entire career in the financial field, beginning with Merrill Lynch, before moving from brokerage to banking. He brings a personal approach to guiding his customers in their investment decisions. Mr. Emanuele is a graduate of C.W. Post with a degree in business. He and his family live in Smithtown, where he is active in youth sports, especially baseball.

Mr. Emanuele will be available on a rotating basis for consultation by appointment and drop-in at the Bank's Deer Park, Ronkonkoma and Wading River braches. To meet Mr. Emanuele or to schedule an appointment, he may be reached at 631-723-7617 or

Founded in 1910, Bridgehampton National Bank provides commercial banking services through its 21-branch network in Suffolk County, New York. It is rated one of the top ten community banks in the country by American Banker Magazine (2012) The Bank has a long history of strong results and a reputation for working as partner with local businesses to help them succeed. Bridgehampton National Bank also has a rich tradition of involvement in the local community, supporting programs and initiatives that promote local business, the environment, education, health care, social services and the arts. More information is available through

Securities offered through American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services and products offered through American Portfolios Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. The Bridgehampton National Bank and Bridge Investment Services are not investment broker-dealers nor are they affiliated with American Portfolios.