Rockland Trust Launches sixth Annual Reading Makes Cent$ Program

ROCKLAND, Mass. (June 17, 2014) - For the sixth consecutive year, Rockland Trust is offering the Reading Makes Cent$ program, a summer reading initiative to encourage literacy and fiscal responsibility among young people across the bank's footprint in Massachusetts. Beginning on June 16, 2014, students in Rockland Trust's market area who participate in the program can earn $2.50 in a Rockland Trust savings account for each book they read, up to a maximum of 10 books for $25.

The Reading Makes Cent$ program allows Rockland Trust to engage young people in communities throughout Massachusetts in reading during the summer months. The bank's program also gives students an invaluable opportunity to learn the importance of saving and personal finance.

All students entering grades 1-8 in the fall of 2014 are eligible to participate in the Reading Makes Cent$ program. Participants and a parent or guardian can stop by any Rockland Trust branch beginning June 16 to enroll in the program, open a savings account, and pick up a Rockland Trust Reading Journal where students are required to outline each book they read. Last year, more than 1,100 area readers participated in the program.

For official rules and eligibility, or to enroll and get a summer reading journal, go to any Rockland Trust branch as of June 16 or visit www.RocklandTrust.com for additional information.

About Rockland Trust Company

Independent Bank Corp. has approximately $6.2 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial 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, as well as through telephone banking, mobile banking, and the Internet. Rockland Trust, which has been named as one of America's "Best Banks" by Forbes for three consecutive years, is an FDIC Member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters ®", please visit www.rocklandtrust.com.