Michael W. McCurdy has joined Brookline Bancorp, Inc. as General Counsel.

McCurdy will bring a breadth of experience to the role of General Counsel. He has worked in both private practice and in the financial services sector. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President/General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Danvers Bancorp. Prior to joining Danvers, McCurdy spent several years as President & CEO of BankMalden. Mike also worked for various law firms in the Boston area.

“Mike brings a unique set of experiences and skills to the role of General Counsel,” said Paul Perrault, CEO of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. “His work at DanversBank as General Counsel and head of their retail franchise will allow him to bring both theoretical and practical perspectives to his work at Brookline.”

McCurdy graduated from the University of California with a B.A. in Political Science. He then attended Suffolk Law School where he received his Juris Doctor. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar as well as the Massachusetts and American Bankers Associations and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL) is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts and is the parent company of Brookline Bank and The First National Bank of Ipswich (FNBI). At offices located in Greater Boston and northeastern Massachusetts, both banks offer a full range of banking services to individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations, including deposit and lending services, residential mortgages and home equity lending, commercial and CRE lending, cash management, merchant services, and access to investment services. For more information go to www.brooklinebank.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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