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Suffolk Bancorp Announces the Promotion of Christopher J. Hilton to Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., May 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Suffolk Bancorp (the "Company") (Nasdaq:SUBK), parent company of Suffolk County National Bank (the "Bank"), announced that Christopher J. Hilton has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer.

President and CEO Howard Bluver commented, "I am pleased to announce Chris Hilton's promotion to the Chief Credit Officer position. Over the past year with the Company, Chris has demonstrated the expertise and value he brings to the credit administration function. We look forward to his contributions in his new position, as we build our portfolio with quality, diversified loans, while maintaining the conservative risk profile that is core to our Company's culture."

Mr. Hilton served as Deputy Chief Credit Officer, since June, 2014, when he was brought into the Company to transition to the Chief Credit Officer role. Mr. Hilton replaces James P. Gay, who served as Chief Credit Officer until his recent retirement.

Before joining Suffolk County National Bank, Mr. Hilton served as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of Empire National Bank and prior, in commercial lending and credit positions at New York Commercial Bank.

Corporate Information

Suffolk Bancorp is a one-bank holding company engaged in the commercial banking business through Suffolk County National Bank, a full service commercial bank headquartered in Riverhead, New York and Suffolk Bancorp's wholly owned subsidiary. Organized in 1890, the Bank has 26 branch offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York. For more information about the Bank and its products and services, please visit www.scnb.com.

CONTACT: Press: Frank D. Filipo Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (631) 208-2400 Investor: Brian K. Finneran Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (631) 208-2400

Source:Suffolk Bancorp