SOURCE: BoardVantage

BoardVantage

November 16, 2009 09:00 ET

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Implements BoardVantage

Streamlines Process With Board Portal

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ: BHLB), the parent company of Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank(SM), selected BoardVantage to distribute board materials and streamline its board process.

"It was the right time for us to move beyond our paper-based processes and begin managing our board work online," said Kevin P. Riley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Berkshire Hills Bancorp. "The rich set of functionality in the BoardVantage board portal met all of our requirements, with security and ease of use being the top factors in the selection of the BoardVantage solution. Our Directors and Executives have the board material accessible to them in a matter of minutes rather than waiting for a book to come in the mail."

"We are excited to add Berkshire Hills Bancorp as a customer," said Joe Ruck, president and CEO of BoardVantage. "Berkshire's selection of our solution further illustrates that BoardVantage is appropriate for the world's most demanding and diverse organizations."

About Berkshire Hills Bancorp

Berkshire Hills Bancorp is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It has approximately $2.7 billion in assets and is the parent of Berkshire Bank -- America's Most Exciting Bank(SM). Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, insurance, wealth management, and investment services through 48 stores in Western Massachusetts, Northeastern New York, and Southern Vermont. For more information, visit www.berkshirebank.com or call 800-773-5601.

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About BoardVantage

BoardVantage is the leading provider of secure board portals, with 200 customers -- including over 20 Fortune 100 companies. BoardVantage provides a secure and user-friendly Web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. It also provides productivity tools for creating and distributing board materials efficiently. BoardVantage is SAS 70 Type II certified, and meets or exceeds the standards of the most security conscious IT departments, including those of major financial institutions. To learn more, visit www.boardvantage.com.

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