Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Fred G. Kowal
President and Chief Operating Officer
(973) 748-3600
American Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc.
American Bank of New Jersey
365 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003-2798

NASDAQ Global Market "ABNJ" For Immediate Release
May 23, 2007

AMERICAN BANCORP OF NEW JERSEY, INC. ANNOUNCES
OPENING OF FULL SERVICE BRANCH IN NUTLEY NEW JERSEY

Bloomfield, New Jersey - May 23, 2007 - American Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABNJ) ("American") announced the opening of American Bank of New Jersey's newest full service branch located at 211 Harrison Street in Nutley, New Jersey.

American Bank's contiguous growth into Nutley expands the list of Essex county markets served by the Bank which also includes the local communities of Bloomfield, Cedar Grove and Verona, New Jersey.

As of March 31, 2007, the Company had consolidated total assets of $554.3 million and stockholders' equity of $108.9 million. The Bank is a federally chartered stock savings bank which conducts business from its main office in Bloomfield, New Jersey and its branch offices located in the communities listed above.

The foregoing material contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning our financial condition, results of operations and business. We caution that such statements are subject to a number of uncertainties and actual results could differ materially, and, therefore, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim, any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.