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Simsbury Bank Promotes Jocelyn Mitchell and Ken Sklodosky to Vice President

April 4, 2013 - Simsbury Bank is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Mitchell and Ken Sklodosky were promoted with the title of Vice President by the Bank’s board of directors.  

Howard R. Zern, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking,  Operations and Technology Officer, said, “Jocelyn and Ken exhibit the leadership, integrity and community spirit that we at Simsbury Bank value, recognize and cultivate as critical to our success in continuing to bring appropriate banking products and services to our customers and value to our shareholders.  I congratulate Jocelyn and Ken on jobs well done, and promotions well deserved.” 

Ms. Mitchell said, “I am thrilled and honored with this promotion.  Simsbury Bank is a place where people can develop and I have been fortunate to be able to take advantage of many of these opportunities to hone my leadership skills.  I appreciate the Board of Directors and my managers for their faith in me.” 

Mr. Sklodosky said, “I sincerely thank the Board of Directors for this honor and promotion.  I appreciate Simsbury Bank’s management for creating the environment whereby motivated individuals can demonstrate their talents and drive in helping our customers, community and employees.”  

Ms. Mitchell is Sr. Market Manager of the Granby market.  In her role, she leads by example with integrity, consideration and a strong work ethic.  She takes pride in helping her staff achieve a higher level of success and professional advancement.  She has lead that branch’s growth from $46 million to $70 million over the past four years with a top market share in Granby.  She serves on many community committees including serving on the Board of Managers of the Farmington Valley YMCA, recently named as its chairman, as well as being active in the Granby Chamber of Commerce on its board of directors and most recently held the positions of Chairperson of the Fundraising Committee and Chairperson of the Taste of Granby Committee.  She also has served on several important internal Simsbury Bank committees involving new products and services for customers.  Jocelyn has been with the Bank since 2008. 

Mr. Sklodosky is Sr. Market Manager of the Bloomfield market.  In his role, he has grown the Bloomfield market by increasing deposit balances 278% and consumer loan balances by 1,540% since 2007.  Under his leadership, the branch staff and associates have seen remarkable growth in a competitive marketplace across all lines of business from consumer deposit and loan products to commercial relationships.  Mr. Sklodosky is active in the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Bloomfield Rotary Board as its current President, and has lead the sponsorship of market based programs including Holocaust education in connection with J-FACT and the Bloomfield Board of Education.  He also serves on several internal Simsbury Bank committees which have developed and implemented new Bank services and products.  He has been with the Bank since 2007. 

Simsbury Bank is an independent, publicly owned community bank for consumers and businesses based in Central Connecticut’s Farmington Valley. Simsbury Bank’s parent company is SBT Bancorp, Inc. whose stock is traded under the ticker symbol OTCBB: SBTB.  The Bank serves customers locally through branches in Avon, Bloomfield, Granby and Simsbury and regionally through mortgage and commercial bankers active throughout Southern New England.  Simsbury Bank customers enjoy internet banking and mortgage services at, respectively, and  Bank customers have free ATM access at thousands of machines across the country through the SUM program.  The Bank offers financial planning, investment and insurance products through LPL Financial and its affiliates, member FINRA/SIPC.

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