Rockland Trust Pledges Donation to the One Fund Boston

In Commemoration of the One Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings

BOSTON - April 7, 2014 - Rockland Trust announced today a donation of 10 cents for every transaction made using one of its debit cards between April 19 and April 26 to The One Fund Boston, for a contribution of up to $10,000. The donation coincides with the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, and is in both memory and in honor of the victims.

"With the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings upon us, we at Rockland Trust pledge to continue offering our unwavering support to those affected by these events through our donation to The One Fund Boston," said Jane Lundquist, Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Delivery, Business Banking & Home Equity Lending at Rockland Trust. "We feel privileged to have the opportunity to give back to our local communities and hope our donation inspires this same commitment within others to promote and uphold our city's values."

The One Fund Boston, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established by former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Governor Deval Patrick, raises money to help the victims and their families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon last year.

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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.