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Campaign to Fix the Debt
Company Profile
Company Name M&T Bank
CEO Name Robert Wilmers
CEO Compensation $2,939,914
CEO Retirement Assets $2,743,569
Underfunded Company Pension -$378,518,000
Annual Company Revenue $884,253,000
Federal Lobbying/Political Donations ('09-'12*) $240,000
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2011 data unless otherwise noted.
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M&T Bank Corporation was established in 1856 as "Manufacturers and Traders Bank," now known as its current title, M&T.[1] According to its website, the bank is "one of the 20 largest US headquartered commercial bank holding companies, with current assets of $79 billion (as of June 1, 2011) and over 700 branches."[1]. M&T Bank is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.[2]

In 2011, the bank recorded $884,253,000 in net operating income.[3]

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." M&T Bank is part of the Campaign to Fix the Debt as of February 2013.

This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation of Pete Peterson's Campaign to "Fix the Debt." Please visit our main SourceWatch page on Fix the Debt.

About Fix the Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Through a special report and new interactive wiki resource, the Center for Media and Democracy -- in partnership with the Nation magazine -- exposes the funding, the leaders, the partner groups, and the phony state "chapters" of this astroturf supergroup. Learn more at PetersonPyramid.org and in the Nation magazine.


Leadership

Officers[4]

  • Robert G. Wilmers
  • Mark J. Czarnecki
  • Michael P. Pinto
  • Robert J. Bojdak
  • Stephen J. Braunscheidel
  • Atwood Collins, III
  • William J. Farrell, II
  • Richard S. Gold
  • Brian E. Hickey
  • Rene F. Jones
  • Darren J. King
  • Kevin J. Pearson
  • Michele D. Trolli
  • D. Scott N. Warman
  • John L D'angelo
  • Ayan Das Gupta
  • Donna McClure
  • Drew J. Pfirrman
  • Douglas A. Sheline
  • Michael R. Spychala
  • Clifford P. Johnson
  • Brian R. Yoshida
  • Marie King
  • Randall A. Krolewicz
  • Donald J. Macleod
  • Darlene A. Spychala
  • Gerald Brautlacht
  • Kathleen M. Dewyea
  • Andrea R. Kozlowski
  • Kevn C. Osmanski
  • Deborah R. Pokerwinski
  • Jessica A. Theal

Directors[4]

  • Brent D. Baird
  • C. Angela Bontempo
  • Robert T. Brady
  • T. Jefferson Cunningham III
  • Mark J. Czarnecki
  • Gary N. Geisel
  • John D. Hawke, Jr.
  • Patrick W.E. Hodgson
  • Richard G. King
  • Jorge G. Pereira
  • Michael P. Pinto
  • Melinda R. Rich
  • Robert E. Sadler, Jr.
  • Herbert L. Washington
  • Robert G. Wilmers

Contact Information

1 M&T Plaza[2]
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 842-5445

Resources and articles

Featured SourceWatch Articles on Fix the Debt

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Who Is M&T", M&T Bank, Accessed January 22, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "M&T Bank Corporate Office and Headquarters", eCorporateOffices, Accessed January 22, 2013.
  3. M&T Bank, "2011 Annual Report", organizational document, page 42.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Leadership", M&T Bank, Accessed January 22, 2013.