KeyBanks’ Vermont District has been named the 2009 District of the Year among KeyBank N.A.’s 22 districts nationwide. The award recognizes the highest ranking district based on overall financial performance, service to clients and commitment to community. “Our employees are incredibly dedicated to our clients and the communities we serve,” said Scott Carpenter, president, Vermont District, KeyBank N.A. “Our bankers work as a team to provide strong financial solutions and advice, and Vermonters and Vermont companies have rewarded us with their business.”KeyBank Vermont District’s performance highlights include increasing loans and deposits over 2008, achieving excellent customer services survey scores, and demonstrating a commitment to the community through volunteerism and charitable support efforts. Key provides commercial banking, private banking, consumer banking, investment services and mortgage services through its 13 branches across Vermont.KeyBank N.A. is one of Vermont’s largest financial services companies. A strong proponent for local economic growth, Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company’s businesses deliver their products and services through KeyCenters and offices; a network of approximately 2,400 ATMs; telephone banking centers (1.800.KEY2YOU); and a Web site, Key.com, that provides account access and financial products 24 hours a day.Source: BURLINGTON, Vermont, March 19, 2010 — KeyBank.