updated 5/2/2011 5:45:26 AM ET 2011-05-02T09:45:26

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of State Bancorp, Inc. ("State Bancorp" or the "Company") for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Valley National Bancorp. Under the terms of the transaction, State Bancorp shareholders will receive one share of Valley National Bancorp stock per each State Bancorp share they own. The transaction has a total value of approximately $222 million.

Click here to learn how to join the action: http://www.zlk.com/state-bancorp-stbc.html , or call: 877-363-5972.

The investigation concerns whether the State Bancorp Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to State Bancorp stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Valley National Bancorp, Inc. is underpaying for State Bancorp shares, thus unlawfully harming State Bancorp stockholders.

If you own common stock in State Bancorp and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or visit http://www.zlk.com/state-bancorp-stbc.html.

Levi & Korsinsky has expertise in prosecuting investor securities litigation and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud and represents investors throughout the nation, concentrating its practice in securities and shareholder litigation. The attorneys at Levi & Korsinsky have been appointed by numerous courts throughout the country to serve as lead counsel on behalf of shareholders in major litigations involving mergers and acquisitions. For more information, please feel free to contact any of the attorneys listed below. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

CONTACT:  Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
          Joseph Levi, Esq.
          Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
          30 Broad Street - 15th Floor 
          New York, NY 10004
          Tel: (212) 363-7500
          Toll Free:  (877) 363-5972
          Fax: (212) 363-7171

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