Berkshire Bank Awards $7,500 to Winners of Exciting Home Equity Sweepstakes

Pittsfield, MA January 10, 2017 – Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce the three winners of its Exciting Home Equity Sweepstakes, which ran from September 12, 2016 through November 25, 2016. The three winners of this giveaway were notified last month. They are Craig Walton of Hinsdale, MA, Deborah Robbins of Westfield, MA and Christine Robie of Pittsfield, MA.

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New and existing Berkshire Bank home equity line of credit or home equity loan customers as of November 25, 2016 were entered automatically in the sweepstakes, and individuals were also encouraged to enter the sweepstakes by mail.

Three winners were chosen to each receive a prize amount of $2,500. The winners then had the option to receive the funds by check, apply to their existing home equity balance or a deposit into an account.

When asked what her plans are for the prize winnings, Deborah Robbins stated, "I have no idea! You know it could pay for the new water heater I just had put in last week. I just can't believe it!"

"Berkshire Bank is pleased to give this award to Deborah, Craig and Christine," stated Tami Gunsch, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking. "We are committed to our communities by providing exceptional service to our customers, assisting in their financial goals to find, fund and save for life's exciting moments."

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 billion in assets and 99 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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