updated 9/22/2010 6:16:15 AM ET 2010-09-22T10:16:15

FRANKLIN, N.J., Sept. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SussexBank, headquartered in Franklin, New Jersey, has named Vito Giannola to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer. With over 14 years of experience in the banking industry, he brings a strong retail banking background to the Sussex County organization. Mr. Giannola comes to SussexBank from TD Bank, where he held solid leadership positions in the retail, government and small business banking areas. He also gained broad industry experience prior to his position at TD Bank as an executive with Chase and First Union (Wachovia). Mr. Giannola holds a degree in Business Administration and Psychology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

In his new executive position at SussexBank, Mr. Giannola will oversee the Retail Branch Network, Retail Lending, Business Development and the Investment Division. As a key addition to the SussexBank executive team, Mr. Giannola will use his entrepreneurial skills and business acumen to further stimulate the Bank's growth and success, particularly in sales development.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Giannola, Tony Labozzetta, President and CEO of SussexBank, said, "Vito and I have worked together effectively in the past, and I am extremely confident that he will have a positive influence on our bank, SussexBank customers and the community at large. Vito is a great team builder and a person who always finds a way to get things done. With his strong banking background and excellent people skills, Vito will be a valuable asset in shaping the future of SussexBank."

About Sussex Bank

Sussex Bancorp (Nasdaq:SBBX) is the parent company of SussexBank. SussexBank is a diversified financial services corporation based in Franklin, New Jersey. Along with its subsidiary, Tri-State Insurance Agency, Inc., the company serves a wide range of commercial and residential customers across Sussex County, NJ, Orange County, NY and Pike County, PA. SussexBank is also a limited partner in SussexMortgage.com, a mortgage company based in Augusta, NJ. For Bank information and locations, please call 973-827-2914 or visit www.sussexbank.com .

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