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SOURCE Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
PITTSFIELD, Mass., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) today announced the following changes to the membership of the Boards of Directors of both the Company and its subsidiary, Berkshire Bank:
Berkshire Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Daly, stated "I am very pleased to welcome our new director, John Altmeyer, and our director nominee, Laurie Norton Moffatt. These individuals have demonstrated career success and distinction at a national level in their fields. Mr. Altmeyer served for many years as a director of Beacon Federal, our recent merger partner, and he has extensive knowledge of our markets in Syracuse and Central New York. Ms. Moffatt is an outstanding leader and scholar, including her many contributions to the growth and prosperity of the Berkshire County economy."
Mr. Daly continued, "I also wish to express the appreciation of the Board and the entire Company to David Phelps, who will be concluding his service as director at the expiration of his current term at the time of our upcoming annual meeting. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Health Systems, Dave has made important contributions to our success based on his executive experience and close ties to the local community and economy. I look forward to his ongoing presence and local involvement as a business leader and chief executive of the primary healthcare network in this region."
Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank – America's Most Exciting Bank®. The Company has approximately $5.3 billion in assets and 75 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.
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