Bob Curley Selected As Albany Business Review"s Executive of the Year

PITTSFIELD, MASS, November 5, 2015 – Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce that Robert M. Curley, New York Chairman of Berkshire Bank, has been selected as Albany Business Review’s Executive of the Year. This award is part of the annual Achievers recognition program that dates back to 1983. The Award winners represent people, companies and a non-profit that are creating jobs, pioneering new technologies and even changing downtown skylines. In a hyper-competitive economy, these award winners have found a way to thrive and are helping drive the Albany-are economy to better places. They are improving the quality of life in many ways, for many people.

A well-known and highly respected banking executive and community leader, Mr. Curley is currently a director for Berkshire Hills Bancorp and New York Chairman of Berkshire Bank. In his role, Bob works with the Bank’s current leadership team to direct growth opportunities in the New York market. During his career, he has been president of eight banks including Citizens, Charter One and KeyBank. For the period 2005 to 2009, Curley served as Chairman and President for Citizens Bank in New York with approximately $20 billion in assets and more than 200 branches throughout the state. Prior to joining Citizens, Mr. Curley served at Charter One Bank where he was President for New York and New England. During the period of 1976 – 1999, Mr. Curley was employed by KeyCorp, where he rose to the position of Vice Chairman of KeyBank N.A., and served as President and CEO of four subsidiary banks.

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 $7.8 billion in assets and 93 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. In 2015, Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal. To learn more call 800-773-5601. Berkshire Bank, is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage


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