TrustCo Bank Corp NY ("TrustCo" or the "Company") is a savings and loan holding company having its principal place of business at 5 Sarnowski Drive, Glenville, New York 12302. TrustCo was incorporated under the laws of New York in 1981 to be the parent holding company of The Schenectady Trust Company, which subsequently was renamed to Trustco Bank New York and, later, to Trustco Bank, National Association. The Company's principal subsidiary, Trustco Bank (also referred to as the "Bank"), is the successor by merger to Trustco Bank, National Association.
Through policy and practice, TrustCo continues to emphasize that it is an equal opportunity employer. There were 854 full-time equivalent employees of TrustCo at year-end 2018. TrustCo had 11,516 shareholders of record as of December 31, 2018 and the closing price of the TrustCo common stock on that date was $6.86.
Trustco Bank is a federal savings bank engaged in providing general banking services to individuals, partnerships, and corporations. At year-end 2018, the Bank operated 161 automatic teller machines and 148 banking offices in Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester counties of New York, Brevard, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia counties in Florida, Bennington County in Vermont, Berkshire County in Massachusetts and Bergen County in New Jersey. The largest part of such business consists of accepting deposits and making loans and investments. The Bank provides a wide range of both personal and business banking services. The Bank is supervised and regulated by the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") and is a member of the Federal Reserve System. Its deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") to the extent permitted by law. The Bank's subsidiary, Trustco Realty Corp., is a real estate investment trust (or "REIT") that was formed to acquire, hold and manage real estate mortgage assets, including residential mortgage loans and mortgage backed securities. The income earned on these assets, net of expenses, is distributed in the form of dividends. Under current New York State tax law, 60% of the dividends received by the Bank from Trustco Realty Corp. are excluded from total taxable income for New York State income tax purposes. The Bank accounted for substantially all of TrustCo's 2018 consolidated net income and average assets. The Bank's other active subsidiaries, Trustco Insurance Agency, Inc. and ORE Property, Inc., did not engage in any significant business activities during 2018 and 2017.