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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On April 17, 2013, the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Valley National Bancorp (the "Company") was held. A total of 172,412,129 of the Company's shares were present or represented by proxy at the meeting. The Company's shareholders took the following actions:

Proposal #1 - Voted on the election of 17 persons, named in the Proxy Statement, to serve as directors of the Company for the ensuing year constituting the entire Board of Directors. The following is a list of directors elected at the Annual Meeting with the number of votes "For" and "Withheld" and the number of broker non-votes. There were no abstentions with respect to the election of directors.

                                                  Number of Votes
     Name                            For           Withheld        Broker Non-Votes
     Andrew B. Abramson           112,373,687       3,205,877             56,832,564
     Peter J. Baum                112,889,241       2,690,322             56,832,564
     Pamela R. Bronander          112,628,328       2,951,236             56,832,564
     Peter Crocitto               112,094,497       3,485,067             56,832,564
     Eric P. Edelstein            107,510,585       8,068,979             56,832,564
     Alan D. Eskow                107,110,294       8,469,270             56,832,564
     Mary J. Steele Guilfoile     107,089,616       8,489,947             56,832,564
     Graham O. Jones              106,380,262       9,199,302             56,832,564
     Walter H. Jones, III         106,360,434       9,219,130             56,832,564
     Gerald Korde                 112,380,481       3,199,082             56,832,564
     Michael L. LaRusso           112,559,010       3,020,554             56,832,564
     Marc J. Lenner               112,670,328       2,909,236             56,832,564
     Gerald H. Lipkin             111,904,043       3,675,521             56,832,564
     Barnett Rukin                112,522,305       3,057,259             56,832,564
     Suresh L. Sani               112,506,758       3,072,806             56,832,564
     Robert C. Soldoveri          106,796,483       8,783,081             56,832,564
     Jeffrey S. Wilks             107,600,806       7,978,758             56,832,564

Proposal #2 - Approved, on a non-binding basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers as determined by the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

The number of shares voted "For" and "Against" this proposal, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, is as follows:

                                           Number of Votes
                       For                       91,337,022
                       Against                   20,917,345
                       Abstained                  3,325,185
                       Broker Non-Votes          56,832,575

Proposal #3 - Ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.

The number of shares voted "For" and "Against" this proposal, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, is as follows:

                                           Number of Votes
                       For                      169,005,812
                       Against                    2,068,177
                       Abstain                    1,338,139
                       Broker Non-Votes                  -

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