NBT BANCORP INC. HIRES RANDY SPARKS AS GENERAL COUNSEL

Randy Sparks

NORWICH, NY (April 18, 2022) NBT Bancorp Inc. (NBT) (NASDAQ - NBTB) President and CEO John H. Watt, Jr. announced that M. Randolph “Randy” Sparks has joined NBT as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In this position, Sparks will coordinate NBT's legal activities, manage external legal counsel and assist in the oversight of relations with regulatory agencies.

A member of NBT's Executive Management Team, Sparks will also be appointed Corporate Secretary by NBT's Board of Directors. He will be based at the company's headquarters in Norwich, NY.

Sparks has extensive experience in legal executive roles at both large and midsize banks. Most recently, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for MidFirst Bank, a full-service consumer and commercial bank based in Oklahoma City, OK with $32 billion in assets. Prior to that, he worked for Bank of America where he held the position of Chief Counsel and Managing Director, Global Transaction Services.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Randy Sparks to our team at NBT,” said Watt. “He brings with him a wealth of diverse experience in banking and financial services and the legal and regulatory aspects of our business that support our strategic growth initiatives.”

Sparks earned his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Louis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Westminster College.

About NBT Bank

NBT Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth management services from locations in seven states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. The bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp., are headquartered in Norwich, NY. NBT Bancorp had assets of $11.72 billion as of June 30, 2022 and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT is available online at www.nbtbank.com. Member FDIC.

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