Rockland Trust Expands in Middlesex County

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Rockland Trust Expands in Middlesex County

Completes Conversion of Central Bank

ROCKLAND, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rockland Trust today expanded its Middlesex County presence after completing the conversion of Central Bank's nine branches in Arlington, Burlington, Chestnut Hill, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Somerville and Woburn. The conversion is the result of Rockland Trust's acquisition of Central Bank. Customers in those communities will now have access to Rockland Trust's award-winning customer service; a variety of banking options for consumers and businesses; and the bank's dedication to community support and volunteerism.

Rockland Trust Expands in Middlesex County (Photo: Business Wire)

Rockland Trust Expands in Middlesex County (Photo: Business Wire)


"We are excited to join the Middlesex County community and welcome former Central Bank customers into the Rockland Trust family," said Christopher Oddleifson, President and CEO of Rockland Trust. "At Rockland Trust, there's nothing we value more than our relationships with our customers and we continually take actions to help them succeed. We are committed to making this transition seamless and look forward to supporting our new communities."

Rated one of America's Best Banks by Forbes for the third consecutive year, and one of the Top Places to Work by the Boston Globe for the past four years, Rockland Trust brings to Middlesex County its commitment to customer service. This commitment resulted in J.D. Power and Associates ranking the bank "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the New England Region" in 2012.

Rockland Trust remains one of the only financial institutions in Massachusetts to offer several free checking options for both consumers and businesses, including Free Eco Checking with cash back debit card rewards. In addition, customers can access their accounts and conduct their banking business remotely through the bank's online and mobile banking services.

Recognized as one of the leading commercial banks in Massachusetts, Rockland Trust offers products and services for businesses of all sizes. Named Top Commercial Real Estate Lender in Massachusetts by The Warren Group for two consecutive years and top United States Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in 2012 in terms of gross dollars lent, the bank provides a robust set of financial solutions to help businesses grow and develop.

With more than $2 billion in assets under management, the bank's Investment Management Group provides customers with wealth management strategies, such as financial planning and retirement services. Additionally as the only Massachusetts-based bank to receive New Markets Tax Credit funds in 2012, Rockland Trust is dedicated to helping businesses and organizations develop and thrive, a commitment the bank will extend to its new markets in Middlesex County.

The acquisition of Central Bank was finalized on November 10, 2012. For complete location information, please visit www.rocklandtrust.com/locator.

About Rockland Trust Company

Rockland Trust Company is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts with $5.8 billion in assets. The sole bank subsidiary of Independent Bank Corp. (NAS: INDB) , Rockland Trust provides a wide range of consumer, business, investment, and insurance products and services. Ranked "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the New England Region" in 2012 by J.D. Power and Associates, Rockland Trust's network consists of nearly 80 retail branches, ten commercial lending centers, four investment management and three residential lending centers located throughout Eastern Massachusetts and in Rhode Island. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters®", please visit www.RocklandTrust.com.

Rockland Trust Co. received the highest numerical score among retail banks in the New England region in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Retail Banking Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on 51,498 total responses measuring 13 providers in the New England region (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI & VT) and measures opinions of consumers with their primary banking provider. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed January-February, 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.jdpower.com.



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Ellen Molle, 781-982-6537
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