Orange County Bancorp, Inc. Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Initial Listing

August 22, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 22, 2022 / Orange County Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ:OBT), parent company of Orange Bank & Trust Co. (the "Bank") and Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc. ("HVIA"), rang the Nasdaq opening bell Wednesday in celebration of the first anniversary of its Nasdaq Capital Market listing. Companies listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market must meet strict financial, liquidity and corporate governance requirements, both initially and on an ongoing basis.

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"It's an honor to celebrate our one-year anniversary on the Nasdaq-CM and recognize significant milestones the Company has achieved since, several of which were facilitated by our Nasdaq up listing," said Michael Gilfeather, Company President and CEO. "As of Friday market close, since our August 5, 2021 IPO, the Company's market capitalization has increased approximately 13% and now stands at approximately $213 Million. We are proud of this growth and the fact our stock has outperformed both the KRX Banking Index as well as the S&P 500 during this same period."

In celebration of its one-year listing anniversary, management and members of the Company's Board of Directors were invited to ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite, where they were presented with a plaque and enjoyed a tour of the facility.

About Orange County Bancorp, Inc.

Orange County Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Orange Bank & Trust Company and Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc. Orange Bank & Trust Company is an independent bank that began with the vision of 14 founders over 130 years ago. It has grown through ongoing innovation and an unwavering commitment to its community and business clientele to more than $2.0 billion in total assets. Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc. is a Registered Investment Advisor in Goshen, NY. It was founded in 1996 and was acquired by the Company in 2012.

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SOURCE: Orange County Bancorp, Inc.