Berk­shire Hills to list BHLB Stock with NYSE

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PITTS­FIELD

Berk­shire Hills Ban­corp 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. 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 BankSM.

Berk­shire CEO Michael Daly stated, " Berk­shire has grown to over 25 mil­lion com­mon shares out­stand­ing and a mar­ket cap­i­tal­iza­tion over $550 mil­lion. 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 Scott Cut­ler, 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.

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