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Unity Bank awarded the Raymond James Community Bankers Cup

Unity is the Only New Jersey Bank To Receive the Honor

CLINTON, NJ (Hunterdon County)Unity Bank has been awarded the Raymond James Community Bankers Cup for 2022, an honor that recognizes the top 10% of community banks based on various profitability, operational efficiency, and balance sheet metrics.

Unity was the only New Jersey headquartered bank recognized for the honor from Raymond James, an independent investment bank and research firm.

“We are honored to be selected for the Raymond James Community Bankers Cup,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “Unity Bank is a financially strong, conservatively managed community bank that is ideally positioned to continue to serve our customers and community. We continue to invest in our future by opening new branches, expanding our service area and providing new opportunities for our employees to grow while delivering value for our shareholders.”

Unity was ranked 17th nationally among the 216 community banks considered for the Community Bankers Cup.

The top 10% demonstrated superior performance for:

  • Nonperforming assets to loans and real estate owned
  • Five-year average core deposit percentage
  • Net interest margin (NIM)
  • Efficiency ratio
  • Return on average assets (ROAA)
  • Return on average tangible common equity (ROTCE)

The pool of banks considered for recognition included all exchange-traded domestic banks, excluding mutual holding companies and potential acquisition targets, with assets between $500 million and $10 billion as of December 31, 2022.

Unity Bank holds about $2.5 billion in assets and $1.8 billion in deposits. The bank currently operates 20 branches throughout New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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