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Community Bank System Inc (CBU)

CBU on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicholas DiCerbo

69 2012 Chairman of the Board

Alan Buckle

2016 President and Chief Banking Officer

Mark Tryniski

55 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Kingsley

51 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

George Getman

59 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Brian Donahue

59 2004 Chief Banking Officer, Executive Vice President

Joseph Serbun

55 Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Edward Mucenski

68 2010 Lead Independent Director

Brian Ace

61 2003 Independent Director

Mark Bolus

50 2010 Independent Director

Neil Fesette

50 2010 Independent Director

James Gabriel

68 1984 Independent Director

James Gibson

69 2009 Independent Director

Michael Kallet

65 2015 Independent Director

John Parente

49 2010 Independent Director

Sally Steele

60 2003 Independent Director

Eric Stickels

54 2015 Independent Director

John Whipple

60 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nicholas DiCerbo

Mr. Nicholas A. DiCerbo, Esq., is Chairman of the Board of Company. He is as an of counsel attorney with the law firm DiCerbo Morgan, PLLC, and as a former senior partner of the law firm DiCerbo & Palumbo, Mr. DiCerbo has represented banks and financial institutions on a wide variety of matters and has extensive experience with legal issues that impact financial institutions. In addition to his relevant legal experience, he has more than 30 years experience as a member of a public company board. Mr. DiCerbo chaired the Company’s Strategic and Executive Committee for over 15 years and has developed significant mergers and acquisition expertise during his tenure. His service on the Company’s Board, combined with his legal knowledge and experience, permit him to provide the Board with valuable input regarding the Company’s strategic goals.

Alan Buckle

Mr. Alan Buckle is President and Chief Banking Officer of the company. He joined Community Bank in 2009 as First Vice President and Business Center Manager for the Burbank location. In 2010 he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Head of Business Banking in 2014. Prior to working for Community Bank, Buckle acted as Managing Director of Asset Management at Alliance Bank for five years, and held a number of senior positions during the 22 years he worked for Bank of the West (formerly Sanwa Bank).

Mark Tryniski

Mr. Mark E. Tryniski is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Company. Previously served the Company in the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company in 2003, Mr. Tryniski was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he gained extensive experience in the financial service industry, manufacturing and a broad array of business sectors. Mr. Tryniski also serves as a director of a medical technology public company where he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Board believes that the senior officer of management should be a member of the Board. As the current President and CEO of the Company, Mr. Tryniski is familiar with all of the Company’s businesses and provides the Board with insights on all aspects of the Company’s challenges, opportunities, and operations. Because of his prior financial and business experience and with his service on another public company board, Mr. Tryniski also provides the Board with a comprehensive perspective on a broad range of business issues and additional corporate governance expertise.

Scott Kingsley

Mr. Scott A. Kingsley is an Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Community Bank System Inc. He joined the Company in August 2004 in his current position. He served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carlisle Engineered Products, Inc., a subsidiary of the Carlisle Companies, Inc., from 1997 until joining the Company.

George Getman

Mr. George Joseph Getman is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Community Bank System Inc., since January 1, 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he was a partner with Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC and served as corporate counsel to the Company.

Brian Donahue

Mr. Brian D. Donahue is an Chief Banking Officer, Executive Vice President of Community Bank System Inc., since August 2004. He served as the Bank’s Chief Credit Officer from February 2000 to July 2004 and as the Senior Lending Officer for the Southern Region of the Bank from 1992 until June 2004.

Joseph Serbun

Mr. Joseph F. Serbun is Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of Community Bank System Inc. Prior service with the Company as Vice President and Commercial Team Leader (January 2008 – June 2010). Prior to January 2008, Vice President at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in Syracuse, New York.

Edward Mucenski

Mr. Edward S. Mucenski is Lead Independent Director of Company. He is the Chair of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. He is the Managing Director of Pinto, Mucenski, Hooper, VanHouse & Co., PC, a regional certified public accounting firm located in Potsdam, New York. Mr. Mucenski is a certified public accountant and provides accounting, tax and financial services advice to a variety of clients in the Northern New York region. He serves on the boards of St. Lawrence Health System, Inc. and the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Through his professional activities and public service, Mr. Mucenski has extensive experience in the health care industry and is very familiar with the regional economy of Northern New York, a significant geographic market for the Company. The Board has deemed him an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the SEC rules. Mr. Mucenski provides the Board with strong experience and expertise in the areas of corporate finance, human resources, accounting, and financial reporting.

Brian Ace

Mr. Brian R. Ace is Independent Director of Community Bank System Inc., since 2003. He is currently serves as the Chair of Company’s Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Trust and Financial Services Committee. Mr. Ace is the former President of Laceyville Hardware and brings to the Board his business experience and an understanding of the business environment in Northeast Pennsylvania. He also has over 20 years of experience serving as a director of a national bank and previously served on the Company’s Audit, Nominating and Compensation Committees. Because of this significant period of service, Mr. Ace is thoroughly familiar with the duties and responsibilities of public company audit, nominating and compensation committees and brings this knowledge and expertise to the committees on which he serves.

Mark Bolus

Mr. Mark J. Bolus is Independent Director of Company. He serves as the Chair of the Company’s Compensation Committee and a member of its Corporate Governance Committee and Strategic and Executive Committee. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bolus Motor Lines, Inc. and Bolus Freight Systems, Inc., a transportation company serving the Northeastern region of the United States from Scranton, Pennsylvania and has 25 years of management experience in the freight transportation industry. His business experience provides the Board with insight into the economic and business environment in Upstate New York and Northeast Pennsylvania, key geographic markets for the Company. The Board also benefits from his considerable experience in real estate matters.

Neil Fesette

Mr. Neil E. Fesette is Independent Director of Company. He serves as a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee, Strategic and Executive Committee, and Corporate Governance Committee. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fesette Realty, LLC and Fesette Property Management in Plattsburgh, New York specializing in residential and commercial brokerage, property management, and real estate investment, development and consultation. He has extensive expertise in the real estate market in Upstate New York and key geographic markets where the Company operates. Plattsburgh is one of the Bank’s primary regions and Mr. Fesette’s knowledge regarding its economic development and areas of opportunity is a substantial benefit to the Board. Over the course of his service on the Board, Mr. Fesette has developed an expertise with corporate governance matters and succession planning, which are key skills required for his service on the Compensation and the Corporate Governance Committees.

James Gabriel

Mr. James A. Gabriel is Independent Director of Company. He serves as the Chair of the Bank’s Trust and Financial Services Committee, the Vice Chair of the Loan/ALCO Committee, and a member of the Company’s Strategic and Executive Committee. As a partner of the law firm of Franklin & Gabriel, he has developed an expertise with banking services, lending, and real estate transactions. He has served for more than 30 years as a member of a public company board of directors and developed a keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing financial institutions in the Company’s geographic markets. He served as Chair of the Board for seven years during a period of rapid growth of the Company and has significant knowledge and experience relating to banking matters generally and specifically with respect to the Company’s lending activities and its ancillary financial services businesses.

James Gibson

Mr. James W. Gibson, Jr., CPA. is Independent Director of Community Bank System Inc., since January 2009. He is a member of the Company’s Audit, Compliance and Risk Management and Compensation Committees. He is a retired partner of KPMG, LLP (“KPMG”) in New York, New York where he developed extensive experience with national and regional banks. During his 33 years of service as a certified public accountant at KPMG, Mr. Gibson was responsible for overseeing accounting, auditing and other related services to financial institutions located in Upstate New York, the Ohio Valley region and metropolitan New York. He also developed extensive experience with SEC filings and served as an associate SEC reviewing partner prior to assuming the responsibilities for KPMG’s financial services practice in Long Island, New York. Through his service as managing partner of KPMG’s Syracuse, New York office, he acquired strong management and human resources experience. The Board has deemed him an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the SEC rules. Based upon Mr. Gibson’s long tenure with KPMG and his focus on financial institutions, Mr. Gibson provides the Board with an exceptional level of financial experience, as well as insight on the duties and responsibilities of public company audit and compensation committees.

Michael Kallet

Mr. Michael R. Kallet is Independent Director of Community Bank System, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry previously serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Oneida Financial and Oneida Savings Bank. In addition to his service as an executive, Mr. Kallet served as a director of Oneida Savings Bank and its parent company, Oneida Financial, including service as the Chair of both of the Boards. During his tenure at Oneida Savings Bank, Mr. Kallet has served as an active member of the Asset/Liability, Officer Loan, Trust Investment and Marketing Committees. Mr. Kallet is actively involved in the community and serves as Vice Chairperson of the Oneida Healthcare Center, a regional hospital headquartered in Oneida, New York. Mr. Kallet is a seasoned banker with significant knowledge and experience relating to public companies and bank holding companies and has significant ties to the Mohawk Valley region of Central New York.

John Parente

Mr. John Parente is Independent Director of Community Bank System Inc., since February 2010. He is the Chair of the Bank’s Loan/ALCO Committee and a member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management and Strategic and Executive Committees. Over the course of his business career, he has developed broad expertise by serving in various management positions in a range of business ventures, including companies engaged in manufacturing, real estate, construction, banking, distribution, and media. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CP Media, LLC, an owner and operator of broadcast television stations headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He holds an ownership interest and serves on the Board of Directors of Sordoni Construction Services and Sordoni Construction Company, regional construction companies with operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. He developed significant banking experience through his prior involvement as a founding director of a bank located in Pennsylvania. Mr. Parente is also a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Appleseed Partnership Foundation, a non-profit in the Greater Wyoming Valley area of Pennsylvania that provides grants and investments for projects that focus on all aspects of healthcare. In addition to his broad business experience, Mr. Parente provides the Board with significant risk management expertise and insights into the economic opportunities in the Northeast Pennsylvania region, which is a key geographic area for the Company.

Sally Steele

Ms. Sally A. Steele is Independent Director of Company. She serves as the Chair of the Company’s Strategic and Executive Committee and a member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management and Trust and Financial Services Committees. She is an attorney from Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania and has extensive experience in her legal practice with natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania and the economic impact of such activities in key markets for the Company. She has developed extensive public company oversight experience gained from more than 20 years of service as a director of national banks. Ms. Steele has also gained significant mergers and acquisition experience through her prior board service and has a thorough understanding of the issues facing an institution when it evaluates potential transactions. Ms. Steele provides the Board with significant corporate governance and leadership expertise through her prior experience chairing the Company’s Corporate Governance Committee and her prior service on the board of another public company.

Eric Stickels

Mr. Eric E. Stickels is Independent Director of Community Bank System, Inc. He serves as a member of the Trust and Financial Services Committee. He has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry previously serving in numerous positions with Oneida Savings Bank and its bank holding company, Oneida Financial, including leadership positions as President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. He also served on the Board of Directors of Oneida Financial and Oneida Savings Bank and as a member of their Asset/Liability, Trust Investment, Compliance, Information Technology, Officer Loan and Marketing Committees. Mr. Stickels is actively involved in the community and has served as a member of the executive committee of NYSARC, Inc., a statewide non-profit provider of services for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Mr. Stickels is a seasoned banker with significant knowledge and experience relating to public companies and bank holding companies and has significant ties to the Mohawk Valley region of Central New York.

John Whipple

Mr. John F. Whipple, Jr., is Independent Director of Community Bank System Inc., since March 2010. He is Vice Chair of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Olean, Jamestown and Orchard Park, New York. Mr. Whipple is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of experience in advising Western New York businesses and individuals on tax planning, structuring of business transactions, financing transactions and strategic planning for businesses. The Board has deemed him an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the SEC rules. Mr. Whipple provides the Board with significant management experience, as well as expertise with respect to corporate finance, accounting and the analysis of public company financial statements and related SEC filings.

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