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BankRI’s New Johnston Branch Open for Business

Relocation to Johnston Towne Centre Provides Customers with a New, State-of-the-Art Banking Facility and Additional Convenience as Part of Vital Economic Development Initiative

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After months of planning, construction, and anticipation, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) is pleased to announce the opening of its new Johnston branch. Located at 1450 Hartford Avenue in the new Johnston Towne Centre, the state-of-the-art banking facility offers customers additional conveniences with the exceptional products and customer service they’ve come to expect from BankRI.

Johnston is a community where BankRI has long enjoyed a presence. Prior to the opening of its new branch, the Bank previously operated a location nearby on Hartford Avenue—one of its original branches. As part of its commitment to Johnston, BankRI played a major role in the redevelopment of Johnston Towne Centre, a vital economic development initiative for the community. Along with committing to the new building, BankRI’s Commercial Real Estate Group provided a $12 million debt financing package to the owner and developer of the site, 1450 TC, LLC.

BankRI’s new Johnston branch includes a spacious and welcoming customer waiting area; drive-thru banking capabilities, internal and external ATMs, safe deposit boxes, private meeting space, and more. The office is led by Donna Sangermano, Branch Manager.

“The opening of our new Johnston branch is very exciting—it’s a project that we’ve been working on for a while to not only support the community, but also to offer our loyal customers an even stronger banking experience,” said Mark J. Meiklejohn, President and CEO of BankRI. “While the address may have changed, we will continue to deliver the same level of expertise and customer service BankRI is known for. I encourage everyone in the community to visit us and learn how we can meet their financial needs.”

The new Johnston branch is open Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For additional information, including drive-thru hours of operation, please visit: www.BANKRHODEISLAND.com and click the “Find a Branch” option located at the top of the page.

About Bank Rhode Island

Bank Rhode Island, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL), is a full-service, FDIC-insured financial institution headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.  The bank operates 18 branches and more than 60 ATMs throughout Providence, Kent and Washington Counties. For more information, visit www.BANKRHODEISLAND.com.

Michael J. Cerio
Cerio Communications
 (401) 743-8269
Michael@CerioCommunications.com

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