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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
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| ||April 9, 2021|
|Dear Berkshire Hills Bancorp Shareholder:|
It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which will be held virtually on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time by visiting
www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/BHLB2021, where you will be able to listen to the meeting live, submit questions and vote online. You will be asked to enter the 16-digit control number located on your proxy card.
|CEO, Nitin J. Mhatre||Please see the Notice of Annual Meeting on the next page for more information about our meeting procedures.|
| ||We urge you to vote your proxy online, or by telephone, or by completing and returning a proxy card by mail as soon as possible, even if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting.|
|Your vote is important to us. Thank you for your attention to the enclosed materials, and for your continued support of our company.|
Chairperson, J. Williar Dunlaevy
|Nitin J. Mhatre, Chief Executive Officer|
|J. Williar Dunlaevy, Chairperson of the Board of Directors|
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Notice of 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
| ||When:|| ||Where:|| ||Record Date:|
|Thursday, May 20, 2021||Virtual Meeting||March 25, 2021|
We are holding this meeting for the following purposes:
1. To elect as directors the nominees named in the Proxy Statement each to serve a one-year term or until their successors are duly elected and qualified;
2. To provide an advisory vote on executive compensation practices;
3. To ratify the appointment of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2021; and
4. To transact any other Company business that may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Directors unanimously recommends that you vote “FOR” each of the proposed director nominees and “FOR” the proposals to be presented at the annual meeting.
Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 25, 2021 are entitled to vote at the meeting, either at the virtual annual meeting or by…