Berkshire Bank Announces Edgar as Director of Wealth Management & Interim CIO

PITTSFIELD, MA, February 3, 2017 – Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce that it has named Jason Edgar as Director of Wealth Management and Interim CIO.

In his new role, Edgar will lead Berkshire Bank's Wealth Management initiatives and oversee its investment process. Jason joined Berkshire Bank in 2014 and has been Wealth Management's New England Regional Leader. He has illustrated leadership and guidance across all areas of the business. Before Berkshire, Jason spent several years with Enterprise Investment Advisors, in Andover, MA where he oversaw investment management. Jason has spent the last 16 years in wealth management, and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut.

"Berkshire Bank is a strong, well-capitalized financial institution that continues to invest in Wealth Management with the recognition and promotion of talented team members to support our clients' financial goals," stated Sean Gray, Chief Operating Officer of Berkshire Bank. "We are delighted to designate Jason with this new director position as an extension of Berkshire Bank's commitment to a customer focused approach."

Jason Edgar is located at One Van de Graaff Dr., Burlington, MA 01803 and his contact info is: [email protected], 781-897-0733.

About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $9.2 billion in assets and 97 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2016 by the Boston Business Journal. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN's Boston Bruins coverage and the community partner of Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza.

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