NORWICH – NBT Bank, N.A. and Hampshire First Bank announced the successful completion of their merger at the close of business on Friday, June 8. Hampshire First Bank is now a division of NBT Bank, an independent community bank based in Norwich. The five banking centers operated by Hampshire First Bank in Manchester, Londonderry, Nashua, Keene and Portsmouth, N.H. will continue to do business under the Hampshire First name.
Hampshire First’s founding President and CEO James Dunphy, who remains with the bank in the role of New Hampshire regional president, said he is excited by the possibilities joining forces with NBT Bank creates. “NBT Bank is a community bank first and foremost. Through our partnership with NBT, our team of local banking professionals will continue to apply our local knowledge and decision-making skills to serve the needs of our customers and communities in southern New Hampshire. We have also gained access to the resources of a larger organization, giving us the ability to provide expanded services to our customers.”