Gouverneur Bancorp Names New Bank Executive

                 Gouverneur Bancorp Names New Bank Executive

PR Newswire

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2013

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y., Jan.9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of
Gouverneur Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Gouverneur Savings and Loan
Association announced at its December 2012 meeting the promotion of Mr. Victor
James to the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. James has broad experience in the banking industry, including 18 years of
service with Northern Federal Credit Union in Watertown, New York, holding
positions of Vice President of Lending and Operations, Financial Services
Manager, and Student Loan Coordinator. Prior to that, he was employed for
seven years with Key Bank of Watertown. Mr. James joined Gouverneur Savings
and Loan in August 2011 as Assistant Vice President and Collections Officer.

Mr. James comments, "I'm very appreciative and honored with this opportunity
and the confidence the Company has shown in me. I look forward to contributing
to the future success of such a strong, stable and community focused

Mr. James is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Potsdam with a Bachelors of Arts degree in
mathematics. Mr. James resides in Watertown. He has one son, Michael, a
senior at Watertown High School.

The Company, which is headquartered in Gouverneur, New York, is the holding
company for Gouverneur Savings and Loan Association. Founded in 1892, the Bank
is a federally chartered savings and loan association offering a variety of
banking products and services to individuals and businesses in its primary
market area in southern St. Lawrence and northern Lewis and Jefferson Counties
in New York State. A branch office is located on NYS Route 12 in Alexandria
Bay, New York.

SOURCE Gouverneur Bancorp, Inc.

Contact: Charles Van Vleet, +1-315-287-2600
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