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NBT Bank Hires Mahan as Dealer Finance Manager

NORWICH, NY (FEBRUARY 4, 2011) – NBT Bank Corporate Senior Vice President of Consumer Lending Kurt Edwards announced today that James A. Mahan has joined NBT Bank as senior vice president and dealer finance manager. In this position, Mahan will oversee the sales, underwriting and funding of indirect new and used automobile, recreational vehicle and mobile home loans. He will be based in Norwich, N.Y.

For more than 24 years, Mahan previously served Ally Financial, Inc. (formerly GMAC) in a variety of sales, operational and financial positions in both consumer and commercial lending in east coast and Midwest locations. His most recent positions included director of financial analysis for North American Operations and senior account executive in the OEM Alliance Sales Group. He also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at National Louis University Graduate School of Business in Evanston, IL. Mahan earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Ma. He also completed several executive education courses at the Kellogg Graduate school of Management of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

“We are very excited to have Jim join the NBT Bank team,” Edwards said. “His knowledge of the industry, strategic thinking and keen business sense will help us more effectively serve our customers and further anticipate and answer the local area’s needs.”

NBT Bank is an independent, full-service community bank that has two banking divisions and 124 offices. NBT Bank has 87 offices in upstate New York and northwestern Vermont. Pennstar Bank has 37 offices in northeastern Pennsylvania. NBT Bancorp Inc., the parent company of NBT Financial Group, is headquartered in Norwich, N.Y., and had assets of $5.3 billion as of December 31, 2010.