updated 9/17/2010 5:46:17 PM ET 2010-09-17T21:46:17

AVENEL, N.J., Sept. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:NFBK),the holding company for Northfield Bank, was named among the top "Most Trustworthy Companies" in a list compiled for Forbes by Audit Integrity, a Los Angeles-based independent financial analytics firm.

Audit Integrity looks beyond the raw data reported in companies' income statements and balance sheets to more than 100 factors that help it assess the true quality of corporate accounting and management practices. Using its Accounting & Governance Risk (AGR) rating, Audit Integrity assigns scores based on a company's accounting and management practices to rank companies on trustworthiness.

We are honored to be recognized by Forbes and to be included on the list of most trustworthy companies," stated John Alexander, Chairman and CEO of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. "We remain committed to high ethical standards and sound corporate governance practices as we focus on our company's strategic objectives." 

Northfield Bancorp has been on the Forbes "Most Trustworthy Companies" list for the past 24 months and is one of only 66 banks included on the list nationwide. Overall, fewer than 5% of public companies make Audit Integrity's list of Most Trustworthy Companies.

About Northfield Bancorp, Inc.

Northfield Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Northfield Bank. Northfield Bank was founded in 1887 and operates 19 full service banking offices in Staten Island, New York, Brooklyn, New York and Middlesex and Union counties, New Jersey. For more information about Northfield, please visit www.eNorthfield.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: This release may contain certain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and may be identified by the use of such words as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "plan," "estimate," "predict," "continue," and "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Any or all of the forward-looking statements in this release and in any other public statements made by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions Northfield Bancorp, Inc. might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Northfield Bancorp, Inc. does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release, or conform these statements to actual events.

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