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NBT Bank Promotes Buffa to Regional President

UTICA, N.Y. (June 12, 2014) – NBT Bank President CEO Martin Dietrich recently announced the promotion of John Buffa to regional president for NBT Bank’s Mohawk Valley locations in Oneida and Herkimer Counties.

“John has been instrumental in NBT Bank’s growth and success in the Mohawk Valley,” Dietrich said. “In his new role, he will have the opportunity to have an even greater impact on our delivery of financial services to the individuals, businesses and organizations in our communities.” As regional president, Buffa will lead NBT Bank’s efforts in the Mohawk Valley, working closely with Regional Executive Dennis Surace, Retail Market Manager Richard Callahan and Wealth Management Division Market Manager Rita DeMarko to expand the bank’s presence in the region.

Buffa, who has more than 27 years banking experience, joined NBT Bank as assistant vice president and commercial lender in 1994. Prior to that, he was a commercial lender at Fleet Bank and commercial lender and credit analyst at Marine Midland Bank both in Utica.

A resident of Utica, he earned his Associates Degree in Banking and Insurance at Mohawk Valley Community College. Buffa was honored by the college as a recipient of its 2012 Alumni of Merit Award. He has also completed numerous professional banking classes and programs.

Buffa is treasurer and executive committee member of Mohawk Valley Economic Development Growth Enterprises, president of the board of directors of Upstate Cerebral Palsy, treasurer of the Utica Industrial Development Agency, treasurer of Liberty Affordable Housing and a regional loan committee member of the New York Business Development Corporation.

NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of over 155 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 $7.8 billion as of March 31, 2014, 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.