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Member News – Lakeland Bank
November 17th, 2016


Lakeland Bank’s board of directors participated in “Helping Hands” a group annual strategic planning session on Nov. 2, 2016. The corporate team-building activity raises awareness for people in developing countries around the world that are in desperate need of prosthetic hands.

“Our board has worked together for some time, but this activity challenged our ability to truly collaborate as a team to achieve a specific goal,” said Thomas Shara, President and CEO, Lakeland Bank. “And knowing that we were helping people in need in the process was very rewarding.”

Helping Hands is an award-winning project that helps put prosthetic hands on amputees in developing countries while building purpose-driven teams and leaders. To date, groups have donated and made over 24,000 hands for recipients in 75 countries.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $4.9 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 52 New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties; five New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Teaneck and Waldwick; and two commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit for more information.

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