HINGHAM INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS (Nasdaq – HIFS), Hingham, Massachusetts announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share. The dividend will be paid on April 20, 2012 to stockholders of record as of April 10, 2012. Robert H. Gaughen, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, in announcing the dividend, stated, “This is our 73 rd consecutive quarterly dividend. We believe in a healthy dividend policy that reflects our continued success and rewards our shareholders for their confidence. We have increased cash dividends declared to shareholders in each of the past 18 years. We remain committed to a dividend policy that appropriately rewards our shareholders and maintains a strong capital base” In addition to regular quarterly cash dividends, Hingham Institution for Savings has declared special cash dividends in each of the last seventeen years. Future dividends will be considered by the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. Hingham Institution for Savings is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank located in Hingham, Massachusetts. Incorporated in 1834, it is the oldest financial institution headquartered in Hingham and one of the oldest in the Commonwealth. The Bank’s main offices are located on Main Street, Hingham, Massachusetts 02043, phone (781) 749-2200. The Bank also maintains branch offices in South Hingham and the neighboring towns of Cohasset, Hull, Norwell, Scituate, and Weymouth, as well as branches in the South End of Boston and on Beacon Hill. The Bank’s shares of common stock are listed and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol HIFS.