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Orange Bank & Trust Hires Michael Palanza as VP, Senior Trust Officer & Fiduciary Advisor

Middletown, NY – July 3, 2019 – The Board of Directors and CEO Michael Gilfeather of Orange Bank & Trust Company are pleased to announce the hiring of Vice President, Michael Palanza as Senior Trust Officer and Fiduciary Advisor. Mr. Palanza will be responsible for administering trusts, estates, and investment management accounts, as well as offering fiduciary support and expertise to clients.

Mr. Palanza comes to Orange Bank & Trust with over twenty years of experience in trust management. Most recently, Mr. Palanza worked at JP Morgan Chase Bank as an Executive Director. He has also worked as a Legal Assistant at the law firms of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Bryan Cave, LLC, with a focus on trusts and estates.

"Michael’s extensive background working with a wide variety of trust and estate clients will be significant contributors to the Bank as we continue to grow our Trust Department," said Kathryn Maloney, SVP Trust Services Director. "He is a proven leader in this wealth management space and we are thrilled to have him join our team.”

Mr. Palanza obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Government from St. John’s University. He has also received accreditation from the New York State Bankers Association Schools of Trust Administration and Estate Administration.