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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  December 1, 2020


ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


New Jersey001-1148652-1273725
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

301 Sylvan Avenue

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(201) 816-8900

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stockCNOBNASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.




On December 1, 2020, the Registrant appointed Elizabeth Magennis as President of ConnectOne Bank, the Registrant's wholly owned bank subsidiary. Ms. Magennis previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the Bank. The table below sets forth certain information about Ms. Magennis:


Name and PositionAge

Principal Occupation for the Past Five Years

Officer SinceTerm Expires
Elizabeth Magennis, President ConnectOne Bank51Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, ConnectOne Bank.2006N/A(1)


(1) Officers serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors


There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Magennis and any other persons pursuant to which Ms. Magennis was selected as President of ConnectOne Bank. Ms. Magennis has no family relationship with any other director or executive officer of the Registrant, nor with any person nominated or chosen to serve as a director or executive officer of the Registrant. Ms. Magennis is not a director of any company with a class of securities registered pursuant to section 12, of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Act"), subject to the requirements of section 15(d) of the Act, or of any company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.


There are no "related party transactions" between Ms. Magennis and the Company or the Bank that require disclosure.


There are no material plans, contracts or other arrangements (or amendments thereto) to which Ms. Magennis is a party, or in which she participates, that was entered into or amended, in connection with Ms. Magennis being appointed as President of ConnectOne Bank. The Registrant is a party to a previously disclosed employment agreement with Ms. Magennis.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1. Press release dated December 1, 2020

104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.
Date: December 1, 2020By: /s/ William S. Burns        
  William S. Burns
  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer