September 03, 2008 Sterling Bancorp subsidiary Sterling National Bank has added three senior level bankers to key posts throughout the New York metro area.

Mary Winfield has been named vice president and Seventh Avenue (Manhattan) Branch manager; Scott McGrath is new vice president and business development officer, primarily service Long Island; and Lessett Toro is now vice president and business development officer, whose primary responsibility is service Westchester County. Ms. Winfield will be responsible for building new client relationships, extending the bank's presence in the Manhattan business community and managing the day-to-day operations of the Seventh Avenue branch. Mr. McGrath will focus on identifying new business opportunities with professional service providers such as law and accounting firms, as well as with manufacturers, wholesalers and other businesses in and around Long Island. Ms. Toro will be responsible for new business initiatives aimed primarily at law and accounting firms and local business owners in and around Westchester County. In addition, she will assist in cross-selling banking products to existing Sterling clients.