Photo Release -- John R. Buran Hosts Executive Breakfast to Kick Off the American Heart Association's 2012 Long Island Heart Walk

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the "Company") (Nasdaq:FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Savings Bank, FSB (the "Bank"), announced the Bank hosted an Executive Breakfast on March 22nd at the Oheka Castle to kick off the American Heart Association's 2012 Long Island Heart Walk. John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flushing Bank, is the Chairman of the 2012 Long Island Heart Walk.

Flushing Financial Executive Breakfast


A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=12239

Mr. Buran stated: "Cardiovascular health is by far the most important reason to support this event but there are other benefits of corporate involvement – team building, a healthier workforce, improved productivity and the opportunity to give back to the communities where we do business. As a local corporate sponsor Flushing Bank has made a commitment of $35,000. Additionally, we will be organizing walk teams with staff from all of our locations throughout the New York area. We hope to have a great turnout and are truly excited about being involved with this event." He also added: "A highlight of the morning was meeting Cecilia Funk, the 2012 Red Cap Ambassador and her family. Cecilia's words were both eloquent and inspiring. She is a truly remarkable young lady."

About Flushing Financial Corporation

Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:FFIC), with $4.3 billion in consolidated assets, is the parent holding company for Flushing Savings Bank, FSB, a federally chartered stock savings bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Flushing Bank is a trade name of Flushing Savings Bank, FSB. The Bank serves consumers and businesses by offering a full complement of deposit, loan, and cash management services through its seventeen banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Nassau County. The Bank also operates an online banking division, iGObanking.com®, which offers competitively priced deposit products to consumers nationwide. Flushing Commercial Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary, provides banking services to public entities including counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, libraries, fire districts and the various courts throughout the metropolitan area.

Additional information on Flushing Bank and Flushing Financial Corporation may be obtained by visiting the Company's website at http://www.flushingbank.com. 

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this Press Release that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, risk factors discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and in other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "could", "expects", "plans", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "forecasts", "potential" or "continue" or similar terms or the negative of these terms. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The Company has no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Maria A. Grasso
         Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
         Flushing Bank
         718-961-5400

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