Rockland Trust Welcomes Mayflower Bank Customers

ROCKLAND, MA. (November 18, 2013) - Rockland Trust today welcomed Mayflower Bank customers into the Rockland Trust family with the addition of Mayflower branches throughout Plymouth County. To make the banking experience more convenient for Mayflower customers, Rockland Trust plans to add Sunday hours at select branches, while expanding its charitable commitments to community organizations in Plymouth County.

"We are excited to welcome Mayflower Bank customers to Rockland Trust," said Christopher Oddleifson, President and CEO of Rockland Trust. "At Rockland Trust we place the highest value on our relationships with customers and communities. We look forward to bringing our greater range of products and services, and award-winning service to our new customers."

With the addition of Mayflower Bank branches, Rockland Trust will expand its community presence in Plymouth County through its sponsorship of this year's Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Pops concerts. Mayflower Bank customers will also now have access to Rockland Trust's wide array of products and services, as well as its 75 branches in Massachusetts, 14 of which offer Sunday banking hours.

Rated one of America's Best Banks by Forbes for the third consecutive year, and one of the Top Places to Work by the Boston Globe for the past five years, Rockland Trust brings to its communities a strong commitment to customer service. In addition to branch and telephone banking, Rockland Trust customers can access their accounts and conduct their banking business remotely through the bank's online and mobile banking services.

Recognized as one of the leading banks for businesses in Massachusetts, Rockland Trust was named the 2013 Top Commercial Lender in Massachusetts by The Warren Group and top United States Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in Massachusetts of 504 third party (in terms of gross dollars lent) and Veterans loans.

With more than $2 billion in assets under management, the bank's Investment Management Group provides customers with wealth management strategies, such as financial planning and retirement services through five investment offices in Attleboro, Boston, Hanover, Osterville, and Providence, RI.

Rockland Trust announced the acquisition of Mayflower Bank on May 14, 2013 and finalized the transaction on November 15, 2013.

About Rockland Trust

A full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts with $6.2 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 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 Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.