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Orange Bank & Trust Announces the Appointment of Jonathan Rouis to the Board of Directors

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (January 17, 2018) — The Board of Directors and CEO Michael Gilfeather of Orange Bank & Trust Company (the Bank) are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Rouis to the Bank’s Board of Directors effective February 16, 2018.

“The Bank will benefit greatly from Jonathan's fresh insight and perspective and we are thrilled to have him join our board of directors,” said Lou Heimbach Chairman of the Board. “His exceptional leadership and business experience will be a tremendous asset in helping us successfully compete and grow the Bank.”

Mr. Rouis a Partner at RBT CPAs, LLP in Wurtsboro, New York where he focuses on corporate accounts across the region and NY-metro area. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University. Mr. Rouis formally served as District Four Legislator and Chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature. He remains very active in the community as Past President of the Mamakating Rotary, past member of the Advisory Board of The Community Bank of Sullivan County; member of the New York State Association of Certified Public Accountants and he currently serves as the Chairman of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and Board of Trustees member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

“I have great respect for Orange Bank & Trust Company," said Mr. Rouis.  "The growth and performance of the bank over the last few years has been remarkable and I look forward to sharing and contributing ideas from my own experiences, along with collaborating with and learning from the other board members."

About Orange Bank & Trust Company
An independent community bank beginning with a dream of 14 founders over 125 years ago, Orange Bank and Trust, through conservative banking practices, innovation and commitment to its community, now has assets approaching one billion. Orange Bank and Trust has branches in Orange, Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester. While growing, Orange Bank & Trust has continued to focus on providing community banking, based on personal relationships for businesses, organizations and individuals.