NORWICH, N.Y. (February 22, 2012) – NBT Bank Capital Region President Jeffrey Levy announced that Andrew Heck, Christine Mallozzi and Charles Tallent have joined the bank’s Capital Region advisory board.“We are pleased to welcome these three individuals to our advisory board,” Levy said. “Each of them brings an expertise that will help guide our business activities.” Andrew Heck is president and owner of Alpin Haus, an outdoor recreational retailer with four locations in the Capital Region. A resident of Amsterdam, Heck is a certified public accountant and graduate of Siena College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He currently serves as a director on the St. Mary’s Hospital Board and chairman of the hospital’s advisory board. In addition, he is chairman of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, vice-chairman of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and member of the Siena College Board of Trustees, Liberty Enterprises-Entrepreneur Board and the Albany Diocese School Board. Christine Mallozzi is a partner of the Mallozzi Group, owners and operators of restaurants and banquet facilities located in the Capital Region. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Siena College. Mallozzi currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Schenectady County Community College and is a past member of the board for the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce and the Schenectady County Industrial Development Agency. Charles Tallent is an attorney for MacKenzie and Tallent in Canajoharie. His areas of practice include corporate, business and commercial law, banking, real estate, estate planning and bankruptcy. He has been practicing law since 1975 and has served as attorney for the Town of Charleston, Town of Root and Village of Canajoharie. Attorney Tallent is a 1971 graduate of Cornell University, and a 1974 graduate of Syracuse University of Law. He is a member of the Albany County, Montgomery County and New York State Bar Associations and the Capital region Bankruptcy Bar Association. NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 132 banking locations in four states. NBT Bank operates from 97 locations in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT’s Pennstar Bank division operates from 35 locations in northeastern Pennsylvania. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $5.6 billion as of December 31, 2011, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB.