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Community Bank System Inc (CBU.N)

CBU.N on New York Stock Exchange

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19 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sally Steele

62 2017 Chairman of the Board

Mark Tryniski

57 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Kingsley

53 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

George Getman

61 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Joseph Serbun

57 2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Joseph Sutaris

51 2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Jeffrey Davis

65 2017 Director

Raymond Pecor

49 2017 Director

Brian Ace

63 2003 Independent Director

Mark Bolus

52 2010 Independent Director

Neil Fesette

52 2010 Independent Director

Michael Kallet

67 2015 Independent Director

John Parente

51 2010 Independent Director

Eric Stickels

56 2015 Independent Director

John Whipple

62 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sally Steele

Ms. Sally A. Steele serves as Chairman of the Board of Company. Ms. Steele serves as the Chair of the Company's Board. 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 and banking holding companies. Ms. Steele has also gained significant mergers and acquisition experience through her prior board service and has a thorough understanding of the evaluation of acquisition opportunities and issues related to evaluating potential transactions. Ms. Steele provides the Board with significant corporate governance and leadership expertise through her prior experience chairing the Company's Governance Committee and her prior service on the board of another public company.

Mark Tryniski

Mr. Mark E. Tryniski is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Company. Mr. Tryniski has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the Company since 2006, and 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. He is also active in the community and serves as a trustee of Onondaga Community College and the SUNY Oswego Foundation. 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 Allen Kingsley is re designated as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Community Bank System Inc., effective June 1, 2018. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining theCompany in 2004. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Kingsley will have oversight responsibilities for all banking, wealthmanagement, employee benefit services, and insurance operations and related business activities.

George Getman

Mr. George Joseph Getman is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Getman assumed his current position in January 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he was a partner with Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC and served as corporate counsel to the Company.

Joseph Serbun

Mr. Joseph F. Serbun is re designated as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Company., effective June 1, 2018. He joined the Bank in 2008 as Credit Officer TeamLeader and has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since 2010. As previously announced, Mr. Donahue will beresigning from his position as EVP and Chief Banking Officer on June 2, 2018 in connection with his retirement after more than25 years of service with the Company but will remain employed with the Bank through December 31, 2018 to insure an orderly transition.

Joseph Sutaris

Mr. Joseph E. Sutaris is appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the company effective June 1, 2018. He is currently serving as the Bank's Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting. In his roleas Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Sutaris' responsibilities will include supervision of all activities related to finance,accounting and investor relations. Mr. Sutaris joined the Company in 2011 as part of the acquisition of Wilber National Bank wherehe served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Wilber National Bank. Prior to hisappointment as the Bank's Senior Vice President, Financing and Accounting in November 2017, he served as the Bank'sDirector of Municipal Banking (September 2016 - November 2017) and as the Senior Vice President of the Company's CentralRegion since joining the Bank in 2011.

Jeffrey Davis

Mr. Jeffrey L. Davis is Director of the Company. President of J.L. Davis, Inc., a construction and development firm, former President of The Champlain Valley Exposition and President of Taft Corners Associates, a development firm.

Raymond Pecor

Mr. Raymond C. Pecor, III is Director of the Company. Mr. Pecor President of Lake Champlain Transportation Company, a regional transportation company headquartered in Burlington, Vermont.

Brian Ace

Mr. Brian R. Ace is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ace currently serves as the Chair of Company's Governance Committee and a member of the Risk Committee and 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. Mr. Bolus serves as a member of the Company's Compensation Committee, Risk Committee, 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 its headquarters in 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. Mr. Fesette serves as the Chair of the Company's Compensation Committee and a member of its Strategic and Executive, Risk and Governance Committees. 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 Governance Committees. Mr. Fesette is also involved in the community and serves as a director of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.

Michael Kallet

Mr. Michael R. Kallet is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kallet serves as a member of the Risk Committee, Trust and Financial Services Committee, and Stress Testing Subcommittee of the Risk Committee. 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 the Company. Mr. Parente is the Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit and Compliance 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 including service 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.

Eric Stickels

Mr. Eric E. Stickels is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stickels serves as the Chair of the Bank's Stress Testing Subcommittee and a member of the Risk Committee and 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 the Company. Mr. Whipple is Vice Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee and a member of the Risk Committee, Governance Committee and Stress Testing Subcommittee. 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Sally Steele

121,587

Mark Tryniski

3,107,360

Scott Kingsley

1,491,320

George Getman

1,853,610

Joseph Serbun

490,515

Joseph Sutaris

--

Jeffrey Davis

41,750

Raymond Pecor

40,500

Brian Ace

96,587

Mark Bolus

92,587

Neil Fesette

98,587

Michael Kallet

91,587

John Parente

100,169

Eric Stickels

96,587

John Whipple

100,169
As Of  31 Dec 2017