Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BRKL), the bank holding company for Brookline Bank, The First National Bank of Ipswich and Bank Rhode Island, today announced that its 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. Stockholders of record of the Company’s Common Stock as of the close of business on March 16, 2012 are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138. About Brookline Bancorp, Inc. Brookline Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company with approximately $4.9 billion in assets, is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts and operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, and The First National Bank of Ipswich. All three banks provide commercial and retail banking services at locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. More information about Brookline Bancorp, Inc. and its banks can be found at the following websites: www.brooklinebank.com, www.bankri.com, and www.fnbi.com.