NORWICH, N.Y. (May 18, 2012) – NBT Bank Regional Executive Dennis Surace recently announced the formation of NBT Bank’s Mohawk Valley Advisory Board.Board members include Albert Mazloom, chief executive officer of Trenton Technology; Harrison Hummel, president and chief executive officer of Hummels Office Plus; Richard Wilson, chief executive officer of Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center; Timothy Birnie, president of Birnie Bus Service; L. Michael Fitzgerald, CPA with Fitzgeral, DePietro and Wojnas, CPAs, PC; Susan McCraith, vice president of McCraith Beverages; and John MacDougall, president of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes. “I am delighted to be working with this group of business leaders whose direction and guidance will be a valuable resource as NBT Bank expands on our strong foundation in the Mohawk Valley,” Surace said. “As members of our newly formed advisory board they will provide us with insight that will assist NBT Bank as we continue to look for innovative ways to execute our community banking approach to meet the financial needs of the region.” 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 $5.8 billion as of March 31, 2012, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB.