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29 January 2009
Butterfield Announces Executive Appointments

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) today announced the following executive appointments:


Curtis Dickinson has been appointed Executive Vice President, Wealth Management.  In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Dickinson assumes responsibility for Investment Services and Corporate Trust in Bermuda.

Mr. Dickinson was most recently Senior Vice President, Wealth Management.  Before joining Butterfield, Mr. Dickinson gained over 14 years experience in the financial services industry in the US and the UK, including as a member of the Leveraged Finance Group at Wachovia Securities where he was responsible for the origination and execution of leveraged finance transactions for corporate and private equity clients. Prior to joining Wachovia, Mr. Dickinson was a Director in the Media and Communications Investment Banking Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation (and its successor Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation) in New York and London, where he led execution teams for financing transactions and had responsibility for ongoing client coverage.  Before joining DLJ, Mr. Dickinson completed the financial management training programme at Axa Financial Inc.  Mr. Dickinson received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and his BA in Finance from Morehouse College.

Jim Stewart has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer.  In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Stewart assumes overall responsibility for the Bank’s credit risk functions.

Mr. Stewart was previously Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management.  He has more than 25 years of experience in financial services risk management. Prior to 1998, Mr. Stewart was a principal in two risk management consulting firms where he managed engagements for approximately 300 financial services firms, often on behalf of Underwriters at Lloyd’s or other prominent insurers.

Bob Wilson has been appointed Executive Vice President, Bermuda Banking with responsibility for all community and corporate banking functions at Butterfield.

Mr. Wilson was most recently Senior Vice President, Bermuda Banking.  Mr. Wilson joined Butterfield Bank in 1994 as Senior Lending Manager with the Bank’s London subsidiary. In 2002 he was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking after a four-year period as Vice President, Corporate Banking.  Prior to his employment at Butterfield, he held various positions in the financial industry in the UK and the Channel Islands. Mr. Wilson is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Dianne Brewer has been appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications with responsibility for public and media relations, advertising, promotions and events, and management of the Bank’s brand. 

Ms. Brewer was most recently Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications.  She holds two Bachelor’s degrees—in Marketing and Communication—from Rutgers University.  After starting her career on Wall Street, she held increasingly senior positions in the investment management arena. Ms. Brewer also trained in pharmaceutical sales while employed with Bristol Myers-Squibb.  Prior to joining Marketing & Communications at Butterfield, she spent ten years at Butterfield Asset Management Limited (BAM) as Head of Relationship Management and Sales. 

In announcing the executive appointments, Alan Thompson, Butterfield President & Chief Executive Officer, said, “I would like to congratulate Curtis, Jim, Bob and Dianne on their appointments.  These changes will help us further leverage the strengths of our highly experienced and knowledgeable management team and will position us for continued growth and market leadership.”




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