Rockland Trust Named to Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work for Fifth Consecutive Year

Rockland, Mass. (November 18, 2013) - Rockland Trust today announced it has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Greater Boston by The Boston Globe for the fifth consecutive year. The employee-based survey recognizes the most progressive companies in Massachusetts based on employee opinion.

Rockland Trust, with more than 90 offices throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, employs 1,100 people in a stable and profitable environment with accessible, hands-on senior management. In addition to other benefits, the community-focused bank provides employees and their families with the award-winning RockFIT wellness program that focuses on their financial, physical, and mental health. Rockland Trust also offers all employees two paid days off each year to volunteer in the community through RockCORP , which provides volunteers for local organizations' projects and events.

The Boston Globe's 2013 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, measured more than 76,000 individuals' responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits. Least important were pay, benefits and work-life balance, with survey subjects placing much higher importance on employee appreciation, confidence and feeling that their work is meaningful. WorkplaceDynamics also found that of all the cities surveyed, employees in Boston were most enthusiastic about their companies, making Boston the top of the Top Places to Work.

The Top Places to Work magazine, published on November 17, also includes online extras, such as videos, sortable rankings and photo galleries, which can be found at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces and www.boston.com/topworkplaces . Top Places to Work news is also available via Twitter at #workboston.

About Rockland Trust

A full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts with $6.2 billion in assets, Rockland Trust provides a wide range of consumer, business, investment, and insurance products and services. Named to the Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work" for five consecutive years and one of America's "Best Banks" by Forbes for three consecutive years, Rockland Trust's network consists of more than 75 retail branches, 11 commercial lending offices, five investment management, and three residential lending centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters®", please visit www.RocklandTrust.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.