Oct. 23, 2012
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
(NASDAQ: BHLB) announced today that it has been cleared to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (
). The company will retain the ticker symbol "BHLB". The Company expects to begin trading on the NYSE on or about
November 19, 2012
. Until the transfer, the Company's stock will continue to be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ). Berkshire Hills is the parent company of
Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank
has grown to over 25 million common shares outstanding and a market capitalization over
. With the increased investor interest in our company, we are pleased to have been cleared by the NYSE to join the many successful banks which are traded there. As we continue to grow in size and profitability, we look forward to the support and visibility that this listing will provide for our existing and prospective shareholders."
"We are thrilled to welcome Berkshire Hills Bancorp to the New York Stock Exchange, where the company joins the ranks of other successful financial institutions in America and the world," said
, EVP and head of Global Listings, NYSE Euronext. "Berkshire Hills Bancorp has an outstanding record of growth, service and performance, and of delivering on its brand promise of excitement.
The NYSE is the world's leading exchange brand and provides Berkshire Hills Bancorp with a platform for unsurpassed market quality, liquidity, innovation, and visibility. On behalf of my colleagues, we look forward to our partnership and to serving the company and its shareholders."
In celebration of the transfer, representatives from
will ring the NYSE Opening Bell at
9:30 a.m. ET
November 29, 2012
Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank –
America's Most Exciting Bank
(SM). Including the recent acquisition of Beacon Federal Bancorp, the Company has approximately
in assets and 73 full service branch offices in
providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. Berkshire Bank provides 100% deposit insurance protection for all deposit accounts, regardless of amount, based on a combination of FDIC insurance and the
Depositors Insurance Fund
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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's most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the SEC's website at
does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made in this document.
Investor Relations Contact
Investor Relations Officer413-281-1973
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SOURCE Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.