NORWICH, NY (April 18, 2016) – NBT Bank President of Wealth
Management Timothy Brenner announced that NBT Bank was named 2015 Financial Institution of the Year at the 12th
Annual LPL Financial Institution Services Program Leadership Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
NBT Bank was nominated by LPL growth consultants and selected from more than 750 financial institutions based on
quantitative and qualitative factors, including year over year growth, thought leadership and innovation. Brenner said, “This recognition is truly an honor
for the company and really speaks to the tremendous effort on the part of the entire wealth management team who put their experience and knowledge to work
helping our clients pursue their financial goals.”
LPL Managing Director and Divisional President Andy Kalbaugh said “This honor recognizes the outstanding results
delivered by NBT Bank and its management team’s support of its investment programs and advisors. We commend them for their results among peer financial
institutions we support at LPL, and for the contribution they have made to support NBT Bank’s advisors.”
The annual conference is one of the industry’s largest gatherings of financial institution investment program leaders,
with more than 250 bank and credit union program managers and executives in attendance this year. The conference
provided attendees with the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities in today’s financial services environment and the importance of wealth
management for the long-term growth of community banks and credit unions and to network with peers.
About NBT Bank
NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 155 banking
locations in six states including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. NBT Bank and its parent company,
NBT Bancorp, are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp had assets of $8.3 billion as of December 31, 2015,
and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found online at
http://www.nbtbank.com and http://www.nbtbancorp.com.
About LPL Financial
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), is a leader in the
retail financial advice market and currently serves more than $460 billion in advisory and brokerage assets. LPL is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians
and is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2015). The Company provides proprietary
technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent
financial advisors and over 700 banks and credit unions, enabling them to help their clients turn life's aspirations into financial realities. Advisors
associated with LPL also service an estimated 40,000 retirement plans with an estimated $115 billion in retirement plan assets, as of September 30, 2015. LPL
also supports more than 4,000 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and
technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,000 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more
information, please visit www.lpl.com.
Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial. A Registered Investment Advisor, Member
FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates
The investment products sold through LPL Financial are not insured NBT Bank deposits and are not FDIC/NCUA
insured. These products are not obligations of NBT Bank and are not endorsed, recommended or guaranteed by NBT
Bank or any government agency. The value of the investment may fluctuate, the return on the investment is not
guaranteed, and loss of principal is possible.
NBT Bank is not affiliated with LPL Financial.
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