NORWICH, N.Y. (April 20, 2012) – NBT Bank Massachusetts Area Manager Daniel Kinney announced that Joseph Lotano has been hired as branch manager of the bank’s Pittsfield Office located at 609 Merrill Road. As branch manager, he will be responsible for branch sales, customer service and operations.Lotano has 22 years of financial services experience. Before joining NBT Bank he was branch manager for TD Bank. During his tenure with TD Bank, he managed offices in Amherst, Pittsfield, North Adams and Dalton. Previously, he held management positions with Trustco Bank. “NBT Bank is proud to welcome Joseph as branch manager of our Pittsfield Office,” Kinney said. “His background in bank management and customer service makes him an excellent resource for our customers and staff in the Pittsfield community.” A resident of Dalton, he studied finance and economics at the State University of New York at Albany. Lotano has served on the boards of numerous community organizations including the Northern Berkshire Community Development Corporation, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and the Berkshire Chapter of the American Red Cross. 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.