Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  March 28, 2011

Community Bank System, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 Delaware   001-13695  16-1213679
 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
 5790 Widewaters Parkway, DeWitt, New York  13214  
 (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)  
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (315) 445-2282
 Not Applicable
 (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.

Lawsuits Challenging Wilber Merger Dismissed
On March 28, 2011, New York State Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dowd granted motions for summary judgment filed by Community Bank System, Inc. (“Community”), The Wilber Corporation (“Wilber”), and the directors of Wilber to dismiss two shareholder actions in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated October 22, 2010, by and between Community and Wilber (the “Merger”).  The first action was commenced on November 3, 2010 and was captioned, Robert E. Becker v. The Wilber Corporation, et al., Index No. 2010-1266 (Otsego County).  The second action was commenced on November 17, 2010 and was captioned Richard N. Soules v. The Wilber Corporation, et al., Index No. 2010-1317 (Otsego County).  Both lawsuits were brought on behalf of a putative class of Wilber’s common shareholders, and both complaints named Wilber, Wilber’s directors, and Community as defendants.  The lawsuits alleged that the director defendants had breached their fiduciary duties by failing to maximize shareholder value in connection with the merger.  The complaints further alleged that Community had aided and abetted those alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.  The complaints sought declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent the consummation of the merger.

Community and Wilber both answered the complaints and moved for summary judgment dismissing both cases.  Plaintiffs cross-moved to consolidate the two actions, to appoint co-lead counsel for a class of Wilber shareholders and to amend their complaints.  Justice Dowd heard argument on the motions on January 14, 2011.

In his decision on March 28, 2011, Justice Dowd held that the Wilber directors fulfilled their fiduciary duties and acted appropriately within the scope of the New York business judgment rule base on evidence presented and that plaintiffs had produced no evidence of any improper conduct by the Wilber directors.  Accordingly, he granted the motions to dismiss the complaints.  He denied the plaintiffs’ motions to consolidate, appoint lead class counsel and amend as moot.  Plaintiffs have 30 days in which to file a notice of appeal.

The shareholders of Wilber approved the Merger on March 25, 2011, and the Merger is expected to be completed as of the close of business on April 8, 2011.

Cautionary Statement

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval.  Community Bank System, Inc. (“Community”) and The Wilber Corporation (“Wilber”) have filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) containing a proxy statement/prospectus and other documents regarding the proposed merger.  INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS OF WILBER ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/ PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY AND WILBER AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.  Copies of the proxy statement/prospectus may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at, or by directing a request to Community Bank System, Inc., Attention – Investor Relations Department, 5790 Widewaters Parkway, DeWitt, NY 13214, or to The Wilber Corporation, Attention – Corporate Secretary, 245 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820.  Copies of other documents filed by Community or Wilber with the SEC may also be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website or by directing a request to Community or Wilber, as applicable, at its address provided above.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Community Bank System, Inc.
   By: /s/ George J. Getman
   Name:  George J. Getman
Title:  EVP and General Counsel
 Dated:  March 31 2011