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December 21, 2015

Bar Harbor, Maine - Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, along with the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph M. Pratt to President of Bar Harbor Trust Services.  Joe maintains offices in both Bangor and Ellsworth, leading a team of talented, high touch, financial professionals who provide a full complement of services to high net worth individuals and non-profits, including internally designed investment portfolios.

Since 2004 Joe has been the Managing Director of Bar Harbor Trust Services.  He joined Bar Harbor Trust Services in 2000.  Joe is a graduate of Cannon Trust School and is currently working toward his Certified Financial Planner designation. 

 For the past ten years Joe has been leading a team of 15 high performing sales and service professionals at Bar Harbor Trust Services, a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.  This entails overseeing the daily administrative, investment, sales, operations, and compliance functions of the staff as they deliver services to customers throughout the Bank's network of 15 branches.  Before joining Bar Harbor Trust Services, Joe was a Senior Trust Officer at Peoples Heritage Trust & Investment Group, a Trust Officer with Key Trust Company of Maine; beginning his career in financial services as a Personal Financial Planner with American Express Financial Advisors.

A Maine native, Joe is a graduate of Bangor High school, earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Maine at Orono.  In 1986 Joe entered the U.S. Air Force as a Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant and left active duty in 1992 as Captain, serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until 2005. 

Joe is very active in the community currently serving as Board Vice-Chair for the United Way of Eastern Maine, a Trustee of Bangor Public Library, and a Board Member of Bangor Breakfast Rotary Charities.  He was the Founding President of the Maine Planned Giving Council, and previously served on the Board and as Treasurer of the Maine Philanthropy Center as well as the Bangor YMCA. 

In his spare time, Joe enjoys fly fishing and white water canoeing.  He currently resides in Bangor with his wife, Becky.  They have two adult daughters.

Please join us in congratulating Joseph M. Pratt, President of Bar Harbor Trust Services, on this well-deserved promotion.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank with more than $1.5 billion in assets.  Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 15 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) and was named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Maine and one of the 2015 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to

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