This excerpt taken from the VLY 8-K filed Mar 20, 2008.
Compliance with Applicable Law. Except as set forth on the Valley Disclosure Schedule, Valley and its Subsidiaries hold all material licenses, franchises, permits and authorizations necessary for the lawful conduct of their respective businesses under and pursuant to each, and has complied with and is not in default in any respect under any, applicable law, statute, order, rule, regulation, policy and/or guideline of any federal, state or local governmental authority relating to Valley and its Subsidiaries (other than where such default or non-compliance will not result in a material adverse effect on the business, operations, assets or financial condition of Valley and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis) and Valley has not received notice of violations of, and does not know of any violations of, any of the above. Without limiting the foregoing, to Valley’s knowledge (i) VNB has complied in all material respects with the CRA and (ii) no person or group would object to the consummation of the Merger due to the CRA performance or rating of VNB. To Valley’s knowledge, except as listed on the Valley Disclosure Schedule, no person or group has adversely commented upon VNB’s CRA performance.