Berkshire Hills Bank Buys 5 Western Mass. Agencies

November 11, 2006

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Berkshire Bank, completed its acquisition of five Western Masssachusetts insurance agencies on Oct. 31, 2006.

The agencies acquired by the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Berkshire Insurance Group, Inc., are Reynolds, Barnes & Hebb and McCormick, Smith & Curry of Pittsfield, Minkler Insurance of Stockbridge, and H.S. Andrews of Great Barrington (all in Berkshire County) and MassOne of Greenfield (located in adjoining Franklin County).

Berkshire Insurance Group now operates through ten offices throughout the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Berkshire Bank. The bank is headquartered in Pittsfield, Mass. with branches serving communities throughout Western Massachusetts and Northeastern New York.

Source: Berkshire bank

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