Every report and copy of a report of examination of a bank or out-of-State bank made by or under the supervision of the commissioner, and every report and copy thereof made by a bank or out-of-State bank pursuant to subsection C of section 256 of P.L. 1948, c.67 (C.) shall be confidential, and shall not be made public by any officer, director or employee of a bank, and shall not be subject to subpoena or to admission into evidence in any action or proceeding in any court, except pursuant to an order of the court made upon notice to the commissioner and after affording the commissioner an opportunity to advise the court of reasons for excluding from evidence such report or any portion thereof. The court shall order the issuance of a subpoena for the production or admission into evidence of any such report or portion thereof, only if it is satisfied that (1) it is material and relevant to the issues in the proceedings, and (2) the ends of justice and public advantage will be subserved thereby. This section shall not prohibit the commissioner from sharing a report of examination with another state or federal regulator so long as provision is made for retaining the confidentiality of the report. This section shall not apply to any action or proceeding instituted by the commissioner or Attorney General pursuant to any law of this State.
N.J.S. § 17:9A-264