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Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Peapack-Gladstone Financial CorporationGlobal Credit Research - 05 Feb 2021New York, February 05, 2021 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 2 February 2021 in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. The review did not involve a rating committee. Since 1 January 2019, Moody's practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce its completion.This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future. Credit ratings and outlook/review status cannot be changed in a portfolio review and hence are not impacted by this announcement. For any credit ratings referenced in this publication, please see the ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on www.moodys.com for the most updated credit rating action information and rating history.Key rating considerations are summarized below.Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation 's long term issuer rating of Baa3 and Peapack-Gladstone Bank's Baa3 long-term issuer rating and A3 long-term deposit rating reflect the bank's baa2 Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) and the application of Moody's advanced loss given failure analysis to its assumed liabilities at failure.The bank's BCA of baa2 reflects its strong balance sheet, characterized by good asset quality, low reliance on confidence-sensitive market funding and high capitalization. The assessment also incorporates the risks stemming from a very large commercial real estate (CRE) lending concentration and the execution challenges associated with the bank's ongoing transition from a traditional community bank to a larger and more diversified commercial bank. This transition, which centers on greater loan portfolio diversification and additional expansion of Peapack-Gladstone's wealth management franchise, should benefit the bank's creditors through lower asset risk and greater core earnings generation and stability over the long-term.This document summarizes Moody's view as of the publication date and will not be updated until the next periodic review announcement, which will incorporate material changes in credit circumstances (if any) during the intervening period.The principal methodology used for this review was Banks Methodology published in November 2019. Please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.This announcement applies only to EU rated, UK rated, EU endorsed and UK endorsed ratings. Non EU rated, non UK rated, non EU endorsed and non UK endorsed ratings may be referenced above to the extent necessary, if they are part of the same analytical unit.This publication does not announce a credit rating action. For any credit ratings referenced in this publication, please see the ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on www.moodys.com for the most updated credit rating action information and rating history. Rita Sahu, CFA VP - Senior Credit Officer Financial Institutions Group Moody's Investors Service, Inc. 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007 U.S.A. JOURNALISTS: 1 212 553 0376 Client Service: 1 212 553 1653 M. 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