PITTSFIELD, Mass., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHLB) will participate in the Sandler O'Neill 2012 East Coast Financial Services Conference on Thursday, November 15, 2012. CEO Michael Daly will present an update on America's Most Exciting Bank(SM) at 7:10 a.m. EST. A link to the live webcast will be available at www.berkshirebank.com (investor relations link). Interested persons should pre-register for this live webcast and select Session II at the web site. The webcast will also be archived and available for replay for 30 days, beginning on November 16. Interested persons can also listen to the live presentation via audio conference by calling 877-253-8059 and using passcode 1079263715 #. Presentation materials will be made available at Berkshire's web site, and a copy will also be filed with the SEC. BACKGROUND Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank – America's Most Exciting Bank(SM). The Company has approximately $5.5 billion in assets and 73 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont 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 (DIF). Contact: David H. GonciInvestor Relations Officer413-281-1973 SOURCE Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.