Chittenden Corporation (NYSE: CHZ) announced that Paul A. Perrault, Chairman, President andChief Executive Officer, and Kirk W. Walters, Executive Vice President andChief Financial Officer, will be speaking at the RBC Capital Markets financialinstitutions conference on Thursday, September 18, 2003. The conference willbe held at The Harbor View Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard. Chittenden isscheduled to make its presentation at 9:45 a.m.RBC Capital Markets has established an audio web link to enable allinterested parties to have access to the conference. The web link is:http://www.wallstreetwebcasting.com/webcast/dr14/(link is external)The Company may answer one or more questions concerning business andfinancial developments and trends and other business and financial mattersaffecting the Company, some of the responses to which may contain informationthat has not previously been disclosed.Chittenden is a bank holding company with total assets of $6.0 billion atJune 30, 2003. Its subsidiary banks are Chittenden Bank, The Bank of WesternMassachusetts, Flagship Bank and Trust Company, Maine Bank & Trust Company,Ocean National Bank and Granite Bank. Chittenden Bank also operates under thename Mortgage Service Center, and it owns Chittenden Insurance Group, andChittenden Securities, Inc. Granite Bank operates an insurance agencysubsidiary under the name of GSBI Insurance Group. The Company offers a broadrange of financial products and services, including deposit accounts andservices; consumer, commercial, and public sector loans; insurance; brokerage;and investment and trust services to individuals, businesses, and the publicsector. To find out more about Chittenden and its products, visit our website at http://www.chittendencorp.com(link is external). Chittenden Corporation news releases,including earnings announcements, are available via fax by calling800-758-5804. The six-digit code is 124292.