Berkshire Hills to Present at KBW Annual Community Bank Investor Conference

Jul 30, 2012, 10:15 ET from Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.

PITTSFIELD, Mass., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHLB) executives will present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Annual Community Bank Investor Conference on Tuesday, July 31, at 3:00 pmBerkshire executives will review the Company's recent accomplishments and plans. 

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Interested persons are invited to view the live webcast of the presentation at (investor relations link).  Viewers should register for the webcast at this link a few minutes before the presentation commences.  A replay of the presentation, along with a copy of the accompanying slide presentation, will be available at the above link for 90 days following the presentation. 

About Berkshire Hills Bancorp Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank - America's Most Exciting Bank(SM).  Berkshire has $4.5 billion in assets and 68 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank provides 100% deposit insurance protection for all deposit accounts, regardless of amount, based on a combination of FDIC insurance and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).  For more information, visit or call 800-773-5601. 

Berkshire has a pending agreement to acquire Beacon Federal Bancorp which, through its bank subsidiary, Beacon Federal, offers banking and related financial services to both individual and commercial customers. Beacon is headquartered with a full-service branch in East Syracuse, New York, along with six other full-service branches in East Syracuse, Marcy and Rome, New York, Smartt and Smyrna, Tennessee, and Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Beacon's stock trades under the symbol "BFED" and, at March 31, 2012, Beacon reported assets totaling $1.0 billion.  For more information, visit or call 888-256-3800.

CONTACT:  David H. Gonci, Investor Relations Officer, 413-281-1973

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