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Rockland Trust Names CLN&DRTY "Small Business, Big Dreams" Contest Winner

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Awards $10,000 to invest in their future

Rockland
Trust
announced today that CLN&DRTY, a Kingston-based natural
skincare products maker, is the grand prize winner of the Bank's first Small
Business, Big Dreams
contest. CLN&DRTY
Natural Skincare
will receive a $10,000 grant from Rockland Trust to
help them expand their business. Two runners-up were also announced:
Smitty's Homemade Ice Cream and Somerset Open Air Market. Each received
a $1,000 grant to help them grow their business. To see the grand prize
announcement, click here.

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"It was hard to choose one winner from the field of very impressive
finalists in our Small Business, Big Dreams contest, but CLN&DRTY
best represented the qualities we were looking for," said Jennifer
Marino, Rockland Trust's Chief Marketing and Customer Officer. "First
they delighted us with their passion for serving the community and their
commitment to the highest quality, and then they wowed us with their
vision for how the contest grant would take their business to the next
level." She added, "We truly appreciate the wonderful response to our
contest and all the hard work of the businesses who participated in the
competition."

CLN&DRTY Natural Skincare was born from founder Paula Hoss's search to
find natural skincare products for herself and her two young children
that were nontoxic, all-natural, and effective. A self-professed DIYer
around the house, she experimented with various recipes, beginning with
facial oils. The result was so popular with family and friends that
Paula decided to turn her passion into a business. In 2016 she launched
CLN&DRTY which today offers more than 80 products available online, at
pop-up shops and through wholesalers. Click here
to view CLN&DRTY's contest video.

"We are so excited to have been chosen for this award, and are
incredibly grateful to Rockland Trust for this opportunity to grow our
business," said Paula Hoss, founder of CLN&DRTY Natural Skincare. "The
prize money will work as an investment in the business and will go
directly towards expanding all the things that have made CLN&DRTY a
success so far: our talented team, our fiercely loyal customer base, and
our luxurious, effective and cruelty-free products."

About the Small Business, Big Dreams contest

Beginning March 19 through May 1, small businesses throughout
Massachusetts and Rhode Island were invited to enter the contest and
qualify to win the grand prize of $10,000, or one of the two runners up
prizes of $1,000. To be eligible, businesses had to submit a video
explaining how they would use the prize money to grow their business.
More than 140 small businesses entered the competition and nearly 90
submitted videos. For the complete Official Rules and detailed entry
instructions, including eligibility criteria, please click here.

Three finalists were chosen by popular vote on Rockland Trust's YouTube
page
. The general public was invited to view the videos and vote for
their favorite business by May 14. The top three winners competed for
the grand prize by presenting their business plans on May 22 before a
panel of judges that included Kristin Broadley, founder of Centerville
Pies
, Joshua Delman, President and CEO of Centerline
Communications
, Jennifer Marino, Rockland Trust Chief Marketing and
Customer Officer, and Rockland Trust CEO Christopher Oddleifson.

Please visit https://www.rocklandtrust.com/smallbusiness
for more information.

About CLN&DRTY Natural Skincare

CLN&DRTY Natural Skincare, a Kingston, Massachusetts based skincare
brand, is transforming the skin of thousands of people by making no
compromises to produce cruelty-free, natural, and luxurious skin care
products that simply work. CLN&DRTY Natural Skincare was founded in 2016
by Paula Hoss, a mother, entrepreneur, and mental health and substance
use disorder advocate; the company has since grown to a team of five.
CLN&DRTY Natural Skincare has over 80 natural products, which are sold
online at CLNandDRTY.com
and on Etsy,
and in stores around Massachusetts and nationally. In addition to
skilled leadership and award-winning products, CLN&DRTY Natural
Skincare's success has been driven by Founder Paula Hoss's inspiring
message and story, which she shares with her followers on Instagram
and Facebook.

About Rockland Trust

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has
approximately $8.1 billion in assets and is the holding company for
Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in
Massachusetts. Named in 2017 to The Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work"
list for the ninth 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 and residential lending centers, and investment management
offices in eastern Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, the South
Shore, the Cape and Islands, and Rhode Island. Rockland Trust also
offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services.
The Company is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out
why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters®",
please visit www.rocklandtrust.com.

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