Rockland Trust Voted Top Commercial Lender by Banker & Tradesman Readers

ROCKLAND, MA (October 15, 2013) - Rockland Trust today announced it received Banker & Tradesman's Best of 2013 award for which the publication's readers vote for the best banking and real estate providers in Massachusetts. Rockland Trust was ranked first in commercial lending and third in residential lending this year.

"We are honored the readers of Banker & Tradesman have recognized us as the area's top commercial lender," said Christopher Oddleifson, President and CEO of Rockland Trust. "Rockland Trust began as a commercial bank, and lending remains a vital part of our business. We are proud to be recognized for our sound lending principals and dedication to customer service."

Banker & Tradesman's annual Best of Reader's Poll measures reader loyalty and satisfaction with service providers in the community. Readers of Banker & Tradesman include professionals throughout Massachusetts in the real estate, banking, finance, investment, development, accounting, legal, and insurance fields. This is the fourth consecutive year Rockland Trust has been named one of the best commercial lenders in the region by Banker & Tradesman readers.

Banker & Tradesman is a Boston-based news publication that provides the latest industry coverage of banking, finance, residential, and commercial real estate to the business community in New England. Visit Rockland Trust's Commercial Lending webpage by clicking here to see more about the 2013 Reader's Poll.

About Rockland Trust

A full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts with $5.9 billion in assets, Rockland Trust is the sole bank subsidiary of Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: INDB), providing a wide range of consumer, business, investment, and insurance products and services. Named a Boston Globe "Best Place to Work" for four 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 Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.