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NBT Bancorp Promotes Murphy to Chief Credit Officer

NORWICH, N.Y. (July 22, 2013)– NBT Bancorp Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Howard Atkinson announced that James E. Murphy has been promoted to chief credit officer.
In this role, Murphy will be responsible for management of credit risk exposures within the company’s  loan portfolios including credit quality, trends, diversification and performance. He will be based at NBT Bancorp headquarters in Norwich, N.Y.

Murphy has over 30 years of experience in commercial lending. He joined NBT Bank in 2012 as regional credit officer supporting the company’s commercial banking teams with underwriting, credit approvals and portfolio management in its New York and New England markets.
Before joining NBT Bank he was a senior vice president and credit executive for JP Morgan Chase Bank overseeing that company’s Albany, Syracuse and New England markets. He previously worked at Bankers Trust where he was a vice president and relationship manager.

A resident of East Greenbush, Murphy has a bachelor’s degree from Siena College and an MBA from Russell Sage College. He has served on the board and audit committee of the Empire State Development Corporation and the board of Catholic Charities in Albany. Murphy also is a former adjunct professor teaching in the MBA program at Russell Sage College.

"NBT is pleased to have Jim in this critical position," Atkinson said.  "Through his extensive background in bank lending and his highly developed credit skills, he is ideally suited to oversee the credit administration of our growing loan portfolios.  I wish him much success in his new role with our company."

NBT Bancorp Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. with total assets of $7.6 billion at March 31, 2013. 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 160 locations, including 120 NBT Bank offices in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts, 35 Pennstar Bank offices in northeastern Pennsylvania, and 5 Hampshire First Bank offices in southern New Hampshire. EPIC Advisors, Inc., based in Rochester, N.Y., is a full-service 401(k) plan recordkeeping firm. Mang Insurance Agency, LLC, based in Norwich, N.Y., is a full-service insurance agency. More information about NBT and its divisions can be found on the Internet at: www.nbtbancorp.com, www.nbtbank.com, www.pennstarbank.com, www.hampshirefirst.com, www.epic1st.com and www.manginsurance.com.