NORWICH, N.Y. (July 5 , 2013) – NBT Bank Market Manager Daniel Kinney announces that NBT Lenox Branch Manager John Bortolotto recently completed a bank management program offered by the Pennsylvania Banker Association (PBA) School of Banking.The PBA is a financial services trade association that supports the diverse needs of its membership through volunteer participation, industry advocacy and member services. The association’s School of Banking offers educational programs to banking professionals that provide students with a firm base of knowledge in the financial services industry. Topics taught cover the banking system, understanding bank financial statements, marketing to customers, compliance, lending, motivation and supervision. “I congratulate John on completing this program,” Kinney said. “At NBT Bank we encourage our employees to continue their professional training. By attending this program, John gained a deeper understanding of the banking industry that will enhance his ability to serve as a valuable resource for our customers.” NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 161 banking locations in five states. NBT Bank operates from 121 locations in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT’s Massachusetts region operates from five locations in the western portion of the state with locations in Lee, North Adams, Pittsfield, Great Barrington and Lenox. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $7.6 billion as of March 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.