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NBT Bank Promotes Bowker and Hires Fahd in Capital Region

NORWICH, N.Y. (February 28, 2011) – NBT Bank Capital Region President Jeff Levy announced that Michael Bowker has been promoted and Diane Fahd has been hired in the Capital Region.

Bowker has been promoted to regional executive of the bank’s operations in Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties. As regional executive, he works with all of NBT Bank’s lines of business in managing and growing relationships with existing customers. He also helps to identify opportunities and develop strategies for acquiring new customers. Bowker’s career with NBT Bank spans more than 20 years. Prior to his promotion, he served as senior vice president and regional manager of the bank’s branches in the Capital Region. He has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree from Syracuse University.

Fahd has been hired as vice president and regional manager of the bank’s branches in the Capital Region, including locations in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. She previously worked for KeyBank in Albany for 18 years. Most recently, she was vice president and area retail leader, a role in which she oversaw 12 branches in the Capital Region. She has grown her knowledge of the banking industry through the completion of numerous banking industry courses. Her community activities include working with the United Way, March of Dimes, Women’s Employment Resources Center and American Heart Association.

Levy said: “We want to congratulate Mike Bowker and Diane Fahd on their new assignments. Mike’s leadership in this new position will allow us to enhance our service and growth in Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties. In taking over for Mike, Diane will help our Capital Region branches build on their success in meeting the needs of our customers.”

NBT Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The independent community bank, based in Norwich, N.Y., has 30 offices in the Capital Region and a total of 87 offices in upstate New York and Vermont. NBT Bank’s parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., had assets of $5.3 billion as of December 31, 2010.