SOURCE: Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc.

July 28, 2005 16:10 ET

Stemple, Vice President and General Manager of Novelis Appointed to Pathfinder Board of Directors

OSWEGO, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 28, 2005 -- Lloyd A. "Buddy" Stemple has been appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc, (NASDAQ: PBHC) and its subsidiary, Pathfinder Bank, according to Janette Resnick, Chairman of the Board.

Stemple is the Vice President and General Manager of Novelis Specialty Products Group (previously Alcan). The Specialty Products Group accounts for $1.2 billion of annual sales for Novelis and has manufacturing locations in Oswego, New York, Kingston Ontario Canada and sales offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan.

"We're very enthusiastic about the appointment of Buddy to the Board of Directors," stated Resnick. "His proven leadership, performance drive and his diverse experience at Novelis will be of great benefit to our organization and its growth going forward."

Stemple has been with Novelis since 1983, holding various managerial positions in Engineering, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Operations and Sales and Marketing. Prior to his most recent appointment in October 2004, Stemple was the Works Manager in Oswego.

A resident of Oswego, with his wife Carol and children Stephen and Kristina, Stemple holds an MBA and Bachelor Science in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University, a Diploma from INSEAD in France and a Masters in International Management from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. is the mid-tier holding company of Pathfinder Bank, a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, New York. The bank has seven full-service branch offices located throughout Oswego County.

Contact Information

    Thomas W. Schneider
    President & CEO
    214 West First Street
    Oswego, NY 13126