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First Commons Bank To Merge Into Brookline Bank

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Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) and First Commons Bank, N.A. announced the execution of an agreement and plan of merger, by which First Commons Bank will merge with and into Brookline Bank.

As per the terms of the agreement, Brookline will pay $16.70 per share, or $52.5 million in Brookline stock, for the outstanding shares and warrants of First Commons Bank, and $3.4 million in cash for the outstanding options, representing a total transaction value of $55.958 million.

First Commons Bank stockholders will receive 1.171 shares of Brookline common stock for each First Commons Bank share they own, subject to adjustment based on Brookline’s ten-day, volume-weighted average stock price between $13.19 and $15.33. Brookline has the option to pay up to 50% of the consideration for the outstanding shares in cash.

About Brookline Bancorp, Inc.

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as a multi-bank holding company for Brookline Bank and its subsidiaries; Bank Rhode Island and its subsidiaries; First Ipswich Bank and its subsidiaries, and Brookline Securities Corp. As a commercially-focused financial institution with approximately 50 banking offices in greater Boston, the north shore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Company offers commercial, business and retail banking services, including cash management products, online banking services, consumer and residential loans and investment services in central New England. The Company’s activities include acceptance of commercial; municipal and retail deposits; origination of mortgage loans on commercial and residential real estate located principally in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; origination of commercial loans and leases to small- and mid-sized businesses; investment in debt and equity securities, and the offering of cash management and investment advisory services.