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EX-99 - 2010 8K EXHIBIT 99 - COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM, INC.cbna8k2010q4ex99.htm



 Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 24, 2011

 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                                    Delaware                                           001-13695                    16-1213679        
 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)    (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
      5790 Widewaters Parkway, DeWitt, New York             13214-1883 
  (Address of principal executive offices)        (Zip Code)
 (315) 445-2282
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

  Check the appropriate box below if the form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On January 24, 2011 Community Bank System, Inc. announced its results of operations for the quarter ending December 31, 2010 and approval by its Board of Directors of a regular quarterly dividend. The public announcement was made by means of a news release, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99 hereto.

The information in this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99 attached hereto, is being furnished under Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The following exhibit is filed as a part of this report:
Exhibit No.                                Description
99                                Press Release, dated January 24, 2011


Pursuant to the requirements of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Community Bank System, Inc.

 Date: January 24, 2011                                                                                                      
   Mark E. Tryniski, President, Chief Executive Officer
   and Director
 Date: January 24, 2011                                                                                                       
   Scott Kingsley, Executive Vice President and Chief
   Financial Officer