NORWICH, N.Y. (March 7, 2014) – NBT Bank President of Retail Banking David Raven announced that Steven Bulger has been hired as senior vice president and director of retail sales.In this position, Bulger is responsible for developing and implementing retail strategies to support branch sales and service results. He will oversee the bank’s 158-branch network across the five states it serves. Bulger has 19 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was senior vice president of retail branch operations for PNC Bank in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Previously, he was executive vice president and director of retail branch operations for HSBC Finance Canada. Other positions at HSBC included senior vice president and division general manager, district sales manager and director of sales for HSBC’s Beneficial Group. “I am pleased to welcome Steven to NBT Bank,” Raven said. “His experience developing and implementing successful retail strategies on a variety of markets will be a valuable asset as he leads our team of retail bankers to enhance their service and sales efforts.” Bulger earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of South Carolina. He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement from Eckes and Associates and his Executive Mastery certification from Gap International. NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 158 banking locations in five states including upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $7.7 billion as of December 31, 2013, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the Internet at http://www.nbtbank.com and http://www.nbtbancorp.com.