Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB) in Pittsfield, Mass., and its Berkshire Bank have changed charters.

The $6 billion-asset company disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday that Berkshire Bank had converted from a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank to a trust company that will operate as a commercial bank. Berkshire Hills changed its status from a savings and loan holding company to a bank holding company with a "financial holding company" status.

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