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NBT Financial Group Hires Joos as Vice President and Operations Manager

NORWICH, NY (JANUARY 10, 2011) – NBT Financial Group Corporate Senior Vice President Timothy Handy announced today that Diane Joos has joined NBT Financial Group as vice president and operations manager. In this position, Joos will oversee the group’s systems, technology and regulatory needs and practices. 

NBT Financial Group, a division of NBT Bank, provides trust, investment, insurance and retirement services to individuals and organizations in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. The group has more than $3 billion in assets under administration and management.

Joos has more than 30 years of financial services experience including trust and securities brokerage operations management. Before joining NBT Financial Group, for 11 years she served as vice president and operations manager for Harleysville National Bank & Trust Co. in Harleysville, Pa. Her experience in trust services also extends to CoreStates Bank, N.A. of Philadelphia, Pa. where she managed multiple departments and implemented and enforced operational procedures and controls. Joos received her Certified Financial Planning designation from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Co.

“Diane’s expertise in operational strategy and policies will enhance our team’s performance,” Handy said. “With her addition, NBT Financial Group will provide an improved client experience and increase our overall capabilities.”

NBT Bank is an independent, full-service community bank that has two banking divisions and 123 offices. NBT Bank has 86 offices in upstate New York and 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 $5.5 billion as of September 30, 2010.