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One size fits none in quest to define ideal bank board

Jun 14, 2018 - American Banker

M&T's board sticks out for a couple reasons: It's bigger than those at other regionals, and it has a relatively large share of inside directors.

The Buffalo, N.Y., bank's recent election to the board of Kevin Pearson - its vice chairman in charge of commercial banking, among other functions - gave it 18 directors. Most other regionals have 12 to 14.

Pearson became its fourth inside director. That is not a large number, but at 22% of the total board, the $119 billion-asset M&T's share...