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Section 1: DEFA14A (DEFA14A)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities

Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.     )

 

Filed by the Registrant x

Filed by a Party other than the Registrant ¨

 

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¨Preliminary Proxy Statement
¨Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))
¨Definitive Proxy Statement
xDefinitive Additional Materials
¨Soliciting Material Pursuant to §240.14a-12

 

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

 

 

(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)

 

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¨Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

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(4)Date Filed:

 

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BARCODE 1 OF 2 12 15 1234567 1234567 1234567 1234567 1234567 1234567 1234567 See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions. Broadridge Internal Use Only Job # Envelope # Sequence # # of # Sequence # *** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on <mtgdate>. You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. Meeting Information Meeting Type: <mtgtype> For holders as of: <recdate> Date: Time: <mtgtime> Location: 0000414237_1 R1.0.1.18 BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC. BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC. C/O BROADRIDGE PO BOX 1342 BRENTWOOD, NY 11717 Investor Address Line 1 Investor Address Line 2 Investor Address Line 3 Investor Address Line 4 Investor Address Line 5 John Sample 1234 ANYWHERE STREET ANY CITY, ON A1A 1A1 Annual Meeting March 21, 2019 May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019 10:00 AM EST Museum of African American History 46 Joy Street Boston, MA 02114

 

 

Internal Only Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods Vote In Person: Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance. At the meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares. Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com. Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow available and follow the instructions. Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card. How To Vote × Before You Vote How to Access the Proxy Materials Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE: How to View Online: Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow (located on the following page) and visit: www.proxyvote.com. How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy: If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request: 1) BY INTERNET: www.proxyvote.com 2) BY TELEPHONE: 1-800-579-1639 3) BY E-MAIL*: sendmaterial@proxyvote.com * If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow (located on the following page) in the subject line. × × 0000414237_2 R1.0.1.18 1. Notice & Proxy Statement 2. Form 10-K 3. Summary Annual Report Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before May 02, 2019 to facilitate timely delivery.

 

 

BARCODE 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 123456789012 Broadridge Internal Use Only xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx Cusip Job # Envelope # Sequence # # of # Sequence # Voting items 0000414237_3 R1.0.1.18 The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following: 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. Nominees 01 David M. Brunelle 02 Robert M. Curley 03 John B. Davies 04 J. Williar Dunlaevy 05 Cornelius D. Mahoney 06 Richard M. Marotta 07 Pamela A. Massad 08 Laurie Norton Moffatt 09 Richard J. Murphy 10 William J. Ryan 11 D. Jeffrey Templeton The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3. 2 To consider a non-binding proposal to give advisory approval of Berkshire's executive compensation as described in the Proxy Statement. 3 To ratify the appointment of Crowe LLP as Berkshire's Independent Registered Public Accounting firm for fiscal year 2019. NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

 

 

THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR SIGNATURES IF APPLICABLE Reserved for Broadridge Internal Control Information Broadridge Internal Use Only Job # Envelope # Sequence # # of # Sequence # NAME THE COMPANY NAME INC. - COMMON 123,456,789,012.12345 THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS A 123,456,789,012.12345 THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS B 123,456,789,012.12345 THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS C 123,456,789,012.12345 THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS D 123,456,789,012.12345 THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS E 123,456,789,012.12345 THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS F 123,456,789,012.12345 THE COMPANY NAME INC. - 401 K 123,456,789,012.12345 0000414237_4 R1.0.1.18

 

 

 

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