Rockland Trust Donates More Than $12,000 to the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund

ROCKLAND, Mass. (February 4, 2013) - Rockland Trust today announced it donated $12,187 to the Salvation Army's Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund. The program is a cooperative effort between Massachusetts energy companies and the Salvation Army of Massachusetts that provides energy assistance to those in temporary crisis. Rockland Trust made the donation as a result of the bank's fourth annual Warm for the Winter drive, collecting contributions in its nearly 80 branches from November 13 through December 31, 2012. Over the four years it has participated in the program, Rockland Trust has gathered nearly $40,000 in donations to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund.

"We are thankful for Rockland Trust's support for the fourth consecutive year," said Major Robert Goding with The Salvation Army. "With the support of our partners at Rockland Trust, we're glad to be able to assist so many in Massachusetts who continue to struggle economically."

The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund assists those throughout the state who do not meet federal and/or state assistance guidelines, yet experience a temporary need for assistance due to unforeseen circumstances. Since its inception in 1985, the program has assisted more than 80,000 families and raised more than $18 million.

About Rockland Trust Company

Rockland Trust Company is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts with $5.8 billion in assets. 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, and 15 commercial lending, investment management, and residential lending centers in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters®", please visit www.RocklandTrust.com.

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