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Debra Miller Joins Bar Harbor Bankshares Board of Directors

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB), the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce that Debra Miller has joined the company’s board of directors. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including extensive experience leading Community Reinvestment Act activities and programs that help banks meet the credit needs of the communities where they do business, with a particular focus on low- and moderate-income communities.
 
"We are very excited to welcome Debby to the Bar Harbor Bankshares Board of Directors," said Bar Harbor Bankshares Board Chairman David Woodside. “Debby’s prior banking experience, leadership skills, and extensive knowledge of the New Hampshire market is a valuable addition to the board. I look forward to working with her and the other members of the Board as we continue to pursue our vision of being the best community bank in Northern New England.”
 
Ms. Miller joined New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in 2013 and currently serves as the organization’s Executive Vice President Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy. Prior to joining New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, she served as the Executive Director of More Than Wheels, a nonprofit vehicle purchasing program that helped consumers buy reliable vehicles regardless of their credit situation. Ms. Miller also worked at Citizens Bank for more than 16 years and served as Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs in New England. During her time at Citizens Bank, she was responsible for the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act activities and programs in 13 states and obtain Outstanding CRA ratings from the FDIC in 1999 and 2003.
 
Ms. Miller is an active volunteer in her community and has served on the Board of Directors for many organizations. Ms. Miller previously served as the chair of the Board of Trustees for Winston-Salem State University and was previously appointed by New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen to serve as a trustee for the University System of New Hampshire.
 
Ms. Miller has received numerous awards in recognition of her leadership and community efforts. In 2003, she was named one of New Hampshire’s Remarkable Women by New Hampshire Magazine. Ms. Miller is the recipient of the Susan B. Anthony Award from the Manchester YWCA and the Leading Women Award from the Girl Scouts Patriots’ Trail Council, among many others. She was inducted into the Academy of Women Achievers at the YWCA Boston in 2008.
 
Ms. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in Urban Affairs and Economics at Winston-Salem State University.
 
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Trust Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
 
 
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