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Rockland Trust Named Best Bank in New England by Global Finance


One of eight regional banks in the U.S. recognized by magazine's

today announced it has been named the top bank in New England
for Global Finance's "Best
US Regional Banks 2019
" list. The list is part of the publication's
annual Best Bank Awards, now in its 26th year.

"The recognition as the top bank in New England is a reflection of our
hard work and dedication to building enduring relationships with our
customers and communities," said Christopher Oddleifson, Rockland Trust
CEO. "Last year saw the Bank make significant growth, achieving record
financial results, expanding into new markets, and deepening our
presence in existing markets. All this, along with our continued focus
on enhancing the customer experience, strengthens us for the long term."

The banks recognized in this year's awards were deemed to have carefully
attended to their customers' needs and accomplished strong results while
laying the foundations for future success. Banks were evaluated on
criteria that included: growth in assets, profitability, geographic
reach, strategic relationships, new business development and innovation
in products. Subjective criteria included the opinions of equity
analysts, credit rating analysts, banking consultants and others
involved in the industry. All selections were made by the editors of Global
after extensive consultations throughout the world. The
winners represented 150 countries worldwide.

Rockland Trust, along with the other banks represented in the Best Bank
Awards, will be honored at ceremony in Washington, DC on October 19,

About Rockland Trust

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has
approximately $8.9 billion in assets and is the holding company for
Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in
Massachusetts. Named in 2018 to The Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work"
list for the 10th 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, as well as in Worcester County
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

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