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NBT Bancorp Hires Pierson as Director of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS

NORWICH, N.Y. (JULY 9, 2012) – NBT Bancorp Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources Catherine Scarlett announced that Kevin M. Pierson has been hired as vice president and director of compensation, benefits and human resources information systems.

In this role, Pierson will be responsible for oversight of compensation and benefit programs including medical and other employee insurance, retirement plans, human resource information systems and compliance.

Pierson has 21 years of experience in the human resources and employee benefits field. Before joining NBT Bancorp, Pierson was a human resources manager at BAE Systems Platform Solutions and Electronic Solutions based in Johnson City where he managed the company’s benefit and compensation programs. He previously worked as benefits specialist at General Electric in Schenectady and prior to that as customer service representative for Consolidated Rail in Selkirk.

A resident of Vestal, Pierson earned his bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in communications at SUNY Plattsburgh and has achieved designation as a certified benefits professional and certified compensation professional.

“We are very excited to have Kevin Pierson join our team,” Scarlett said. “His knowledge of the field of human resources will assist the company’s continued efforts to develop and implement company-wide compensation and benefit programs.”

NBT Bancorp Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Norwich, NY, with total assets of $5.8 billion at March 31, 2012. The company primarily operates through NBT Bank, N.A., a full-service community bank with three divisions, and through two financial services companies. NBT Bank, N.A. has 137 locations, including 97 NBT Bank offices in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT’s Pennstar Bank division operates from 35 locations in northeastern Pennsylvania, and its Hampshire First Bank division operates from five locations in southern New Hampshire. Mang Insurance Agency, LLC, based in Norwich, NY, is a full-service insurance agency. EPIC Advisors, Inc., based in Rochester, NY, is a full-service 401(k) plan recordkeeping firm.