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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Slaughter Statement on the Passing of Robert Wilmers

December 18, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) released the following statement in reaction to the passing of Robert Wilmers, the chairman and CEO of M&T Bank, Inc. since 1983. M&T moved to the Rochester, NY market in 1990.

“I am deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the passing of my friend, Bob Wilmers. I send my condolences to his loving wife and family. I was so fond of Bob as a friend and confidant, and as an exemplary businessman. I always thought of him as the best banker in the world with the highest reputation. His accomplishments only tell part of the story of this amazing man. He was generous with his time and expertise, especially during the 2008 recession when M&T stood so strong while others collapsed. The impact he has had on our community and state will continue for many years to come. He will be greatly missed.”