Rockland Trust Appoints James O’Connor Jr. as Vice President of Commercial Lending

PROVIDENCE, RI (April 16, 2014) - Rockland Trust announced it appointed James J. O'Connor Jr. as Vice President of its Rhode Island Commercial Lending center. He will develop commercial real estate lending opportunities for the bank throughout southern New England.

"Jim has a wealth of experience to add to Rockland Trust's Commercial Real Estate Lending capabilities," said James Rizzo, Rhode Island and South Coast Massachusetts Regional Manager of Commercial Lending at Rockland Trust. "We're excited to have him join our team and help expand our ability to serve the business community in this region."

O'Connor brings more than 30 years of commercial banking experience from various financial institutions throughout the region. Prior to joining Rockland Trust, he served as Senior Vice President in Citizens Bank's commercial real estate finance department. Previously, he also held senior positions at Regions Financial Corp, First Horizon National Corp, SouthTrust Bank, Fleet Financial Group, and First Union.

A graduate of Florida State University, O'Connor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Economics. An active member of the community, he volunteers for the San Miguel School in Providence, the Little Theatre of Fall River, and various other professional organizations.

About Rockland Trust

Rockland Trust is the sole bank subsidiary of Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: INDB) and has $6.1 billion in assets. A full-service bank headquartered in Massachusetts, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services to businesses and individuals through retail branches, commercial lending offices, investment management offices, and residential lending centers located in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and through telephone banking, mobile banking, and the internet. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters ®", please visit Rockland Trust is an FDIC Member and an Equal Housing Lender.