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Orange County Trust Company Names Lou Heimbach Board Chairman

MIDDLETOWN, NY - Orange County Trust Company has named Louis Heimbach as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Heimbach succeeds John H. Morrison who served in that role since 1993. Said Mr. Morrison, "It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the bank, an organization that has been family to me. I am pleased to know a person of Lou's caliber is succeeding me."

A board member of Orange County Trust since 1990, Heimbach has seen the Bank grow from a $100 Million financial institution to the almost $700 million bank it is today. "Lou has played an active, positive role on our board for over twenty years. He has so much to offer and I am excited to work with him in his new position", said Terry Saturno, President & CEO of the Bank.

Mr. Heimbach is the immediate past chair of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System Board of Directors and the Orange Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors. Since 1992, Mr. Heimbach has been actively involved with Orange Regional's Board of Directors serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board, Human Resources Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee and Governance Committee. Mr. Heimbach's leadership was instrumental in the merger of Arden Hill and Horton Hospitals to form Orange Regional Medical Center, construction of Orange Regional's new facility, and the creation of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

Mr. Heimbach is Chairman, President & CEO of Sterling Forest LLC in Tuxedo, New York. He was the elected County Executive of Orange County, a position he maintained for 12 years, and also served three terms as Supervisor of the Town of Wallkill. He received his Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Mr. Heimbach is extremely active within the community and supports several local organizations including: the Orange County Citizen's Foundation, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Partnership, Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, Mount St. Mary's College, and is Vice-Chairman of the Stewart Airport Commission.

"Lou Heimbach is the most respected professional leader in Orange County and the reason for that is simple; he is a man of great intelligence and integrity. Lou will continue to do an outstanding job for Orange County Trust Company in his new role as Chairman", said Maureen Halahan, President and CEO of the Orange County Partnership.

Mr. Heimbach's role as Chairman begins immediately.

About Orange County Trust Company:

Orange County Trust Company is a full-service commercial bank with nine branches in Orange County and Dutchess County. Founded in 1892, Orange County Trust provides unparalleled service to business owners, professionals and individuals throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. In addition to banking products, the bank offers a full range of trust and investment services.

FDIC Insured. Trust and Investment products are not FDIC Insured, not bank products and may lose value. For information on Orange County Trust Company, please call 845-341-5000 or visit

For more information call Tim McCausland at 845-341-5082