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23 April 2007
Butterfield Bank donates $40,000 to The Family Centre

Butterfield Bank donated $40,000 to The Family Centre this week to assist with a Triage Counselling Service.

 

Martha Dismont, Executive Director of The Family Centre said the Triage Counselling Service is an extension of the critical counselling services that Butterfield Bank first started supporting three years ago.

 

“Butterfield Bank has been an outstanding contributor to The Family Centre for the past few years,” Ms.Dismont said. “We recognise the substantial investment that Butterfield Bank has made over the past year and are tremendously appreciative of their continued support, not only of our programmes but also of our events and the Cap-a-Laige Charities House project.”

 

This week’s donation raises the total amount given to this charity by the Bank since 2003 to over
$189,000. It follows identical gifts in 2006 and 2005, as well as gifts of $35,000 in 2004 and $25,000 in 2003. Additionally, a Butterfield Bank Employee Trust (funded by employee contributions which are
matched by the Bank) donated another $4,100 and $5,000 to The Family Centre in 2004 and 2003.

 

“Each week, The Family Centre receives a host of referrals for families in varying states of crisis,” Ms. Dismont said. “In the past, we had challenges determining which of those families to serve and which to
refer. We have been providing a Triage Service, or short)term stabilisation, that allows us to better determine the needs of those families.”

 

The Family Centre Executive Director also said several significant advancements had been achieved as a
result of this counselling service, including but not limited to: an ability to greatly increase the number of
families that it services per year; the elimination of a waiting list; early identification for families who require the intervention of the Department of Child and Family Services; and maximized use of other
services that exist in the community.

 

Don Mackenzie, Chairman of The Family Centre Board said, “It is with partnerships like that of Butterfield Bank that we are able to continue this very vital work in the community.”

 

Alan Thompson, Butterfield Bank President & Chief Executive Officer said, “Butterfield Bank is glad to
have been able to assist The Family Centre’s Triage Counselling Service since 2003. Charitable giving is part of the focus on community that is at the heart of the culture of Butterfield Bank.”

 

Note to Editors:

Butterfield Bank is Bermuda’s first and largest independent bank, and a specialist provider of offshore financial services. The Butterfield Bank Group offers a full range of community banking services in Bermuda, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, encompassing retail and corporate banking and treasury activities. In the wealth management area, the Group provides private banking, asset management and personal trust services from its headquarters in Bermuda and subsidiary offices in The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For corporate and institutional clients, the Group provides investment and pension fund administration services, asset management and corporate trust services in Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey. Butterfield Bank is a publicly traded corporation with shares listed on the Bermuda and Cayman Islands stock exchanges. Further details on Butterfield Bank can be obtained from our web site at: www.butterfieldbank.com.

 

Media Relations Contacts:

Mark Johnson
Assistant Vice President
The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited
Phone: (441) 299)1624
Fax: 441) 295)3878
E)mail: markjohnson@bntb.bm

 

Stuart Roberts
Senior Communications Specialist
The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited
Phone: (441) 298)4610
Fax: (441) 295)3878
E)mail: stuartroberts@bntb.bm

 

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