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Rockland Trust Welcomes Edgartown National Bank Customers and affiliated Charitable Foundation Contributes $22,500 to Local Organizations

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Ellen Molle, Vice President
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Rockland, Mass. (May 15, 2017) – Today, Rockland Trust welcomed Edgartown National Bank customers into the Rockland Trust family with the addition of Edgartown National Bank’s branches in Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, and Oak Bluffs. Founded in 1907, Rockland Trust is a community-focused, locally based bank that serves families and businesses in Eastern Massachusetts – now from Martha’s Vineyard through Boston metro north.

With the transition, customers will still be working with the same people they know and trust as Edgartown National Bank’s branch staff will continue on as Rockland Trust employees. Products and services will now include additional benefits such as instant-issue debit cards, envelope free “Smart” ATMs, mobile banking with mobile check deposit, cash management services for businesses, a broad range of commercial banking services, and investment management services.

Rockland Trust and its affiliated foundations have a long history of supporting the community, and the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation will make a series of philanthropic grants to several local Martha’s Vineyard community organizations, including the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust (MVPT), Vineyard House, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), and Martha’s Vineyard Arena.

“We are thrilled to welcome Edgartown National Bank customers,” said Rockland Trust CEO, Christopher Oddleifson. “We are happy to be able to help preserve Martha’s Vineyard’s historical landmarks and help Island residents by contributing to some of the great human service programs in place. Rockland Trust looks forward to serving our newest customers, and being a part of the community for many years to come.”

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation will be a Presenting Sponsor for the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust’s 32nd annual Taste of the Vineyard and Patrons’ Stroll, Its $10,000 contribution will go towards acquiring, preserving and managing the endangered historical landmarks of Martha’s Vineyard.

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation also contributed $5,000 to the Vineyard House for their major annual fundraiser event, Water Tasting by the Sea. A non-profit organization, Vineyard House provides housing for Island men and women who need a safe living environment while in the early stages of recovery from addiction.

As a sponsor for the 39th Annual Possible Dreams Auction, the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation was pleased to contribute $2,500 to Martha’s Vineyard Community Services which strengthens and improves the lives of more than 6,000 Island neighbors each year. Since 1961, MVCS has strived to meet the Island’s human service needs through programs including Connect to End Violence, disability services, early childhood programs, the Island Counseling Center, Island Wide Youth Collaborative, and Veterans Outreach.

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation also helped secure the future of the Martha’s Vineyard Arena for generations of islanders and visitors to come by contributing $5,000 to its renovation project. The contribution will help to modernize the 40-year old facility and replace outdated equipment critical to the operation of the Island’s only ice skating rink.

Rockland Trust announced the acquisition of Edgartown National Bank on October 20, 2016 and finalized the transaction on May 12, 2017.

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation focuses its charitable giving on four main areas, education, health and human services, youth programs, and community development. To date, the Foundation has distributed nearly $4.5 million in grants to qualified non-profit organizations. For information about the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, please contact Jeanne Travers at 781-982-6637 or visit

About Rockland Trust

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has approximately $7.9 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Named in 2016 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for the eighth consecutive year, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services. The Bank serves businesses and individuals through approximately 100 retail branches, commercial lending offices, investment management offices, and residential lending centers located in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as through telephone and mobile banking, and the Internet. The Company is also an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit