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Robert G. Wilmers

M&T Bank CEO Robert Wilmers

Robert G. Wilmers

Robert G. Wilmers is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of M&T Bank Corporation (“M&T”) and its principal subsidiary, M&T Bank.

He has held both positions since May 1983, when M&T had assets of $2 billion. Today, M&T’s assets total more than $88.5 billion. 

In 1992, the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management named Wilmers Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year. In 1991, the Greater Buffalo Chamber of Commerce named him Western New Yorker of the Year. He has received honorary degrees from Canisius College (Doctor of Humane Letters in 1988), from Niagara University (Doctor of Commercial Science in 1991) and from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Doctor of Humane Letters in 2004). He was cited by The Buffalo News in 1987 and 1994 as a Citizen of the Year. Wilmers received the 2005 American Banker Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Wilmers was awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France. In December 2011, he was named Banker of the Year by American Banker.

Wilmers graduated from Harvard College and attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. After working in banking in New York, he served in New York City government and then went on to work at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company.

He served as chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation in 2008-2009, Chairman of the New York State Bankers Association in 2002 and as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1993 to 1998. 

Annual Report Messages                                                  

Message to Shareholders
March 7, 2014

Message to Shareholders
March 6, 2013

Message to Shareholders
Feb. 23, 2012

Message to Shareholders
Feb. 18, 2011

Message to Shareholders
Feb. 19, 2010

Message to Shareholders
Feb. 20, 2009

Message to Shareholders
February 21, 2008

Message to Shareholders
February 23, 2007

Message to Shareholders
February 24, 2006

Message to Shareholders
February 17, 2005

Message to Shareholders
February 18, 2004

Message to Shareholders
February 20, 2003

Message to Shareholders
February 19, 2002
 

Annual Meeting Speeches

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 16, 2013

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 17, 2012

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 19, 2011

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 20, 2010

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 21, 2009

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 15, 2008

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 17, 2007

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 18, 2006

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 19, 2005

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 20, 2004

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
May 20, 2003

Remarks to Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 16, 2002

Videos

New Castle Chamber Keynote 2011 - Part 1
Robert G. Wilmers delivers keynote address to New Castle County Chamber in Wilmington, Del.
March 7, 2011

New Castle Chamber Keynote 2011 - Part 2
Robert G. Wilmers delivers keynote address to New Castle County Chamber in Wilmington, Del.
March 7, 2011


Speeches

Speech to ANHD Conference - New York, NY
Robert G. Wilmers
March 15, 2012

Speech to American Banker Symposium - Washington, DC
Robert G. Wilmers
Sept. 19, 2011

Remarks at SBA Lenders Conference - Buffalo, NY
August 17, 2011

 


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