Hampden Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HBNK), which is the holding company for Hampden Bank (the “Bank”), announced the results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

The Company had net income for the three months ended September 30, 2011 of $536,000, or $0.08 per fully diluted share, as compared to $543,000, or $0.08 per fully diluted share, for the same period in 2010. The Company had an increase in net interest income of $155,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2010. There was a decrease in interest and dividend income, including fees, of $430,000, or 6.4%, for the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2010. This decrease in interest income was mainly due to a decrease in loan income of $289,000 and a decrease in debt securities income of $137,000. For the three month period ended September 30, 2011, interest expense decreased by $585,000, or 27.0%, compared to the three month period ended September 30, 2010. This decrease in interest expense was due to a decrease in deposit interest expense of $426,000 and a decrease in borrowing interest expense of $159,000. There was a decrease in the rates of deposits and a decrease in the average balance of borrowed funds due to the Company paying off some higher rate borrowings. The increase in net interest income was more than offset by an increase in non-interest expense of $172,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. The increase in non-interest expense was mainly due to an increase in salaries and employee benefits of $104,000, or 4.4%, and an increase in other general and administrative expenses of $69,000, or 7.9%, for the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Our combined federal and state effective tax rate was 34.2% for the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared to 35.7% for the same period in 2010.

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