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June 13, 2012

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NBT Bank President and CEO Martin Dietrich echoed that sentiment saying, "We are excited to welcome Jim Dunphy and Hampshire First to the NBT Bank family. Over the years we have extended our unique brand of community banking into new areas through acquisition and organic growth. This is the first time we have had the opportunity to welcome a bank's founding CEO into our ranks following a merger. We look forward to working with Jim and his team in southern New Hampshire."

NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 137 banking locations in five states. NBT Bank operates from 97 locations in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT's Pennstar Bank division operates from 35 locations in northeastern Pennsylvania, and its Hampshire First Bank division operates from five

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locations in southern New Hampshire. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $5.8 billion as of March 31, 2012, 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 www.nbtbank.com and www.nbtbancorp.com.

Hampshire First Bank was organized in 2006 as a state-chartered bank and opened its first location in Nashua, N.H. in November of that year. Today, Hampshire First Bank is a division of NBT Bank and operates five banking centers, including locations in Nashua, Manchester, Keene, Londonderry and Portsmouth. More information about Hampshire First can be found on the Internet at www.hampshirefirst.com.

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