CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating and research firm today announced it has awarded Rockville Bank its Superior 5-Star rating, indicating that Rockville Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn this Superior 5-Star rating, Rockville Bank excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more. Rockville Bank has earned this highest rating for the latest 29 consecutive quarters. "Consumers and businesses alike have come to depend on Bauer's 5-Star rating system as they navigate through their banking choices," comments Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm. "They know to look for the 5-Star logo to ensure that the trust they have in their bank is well-placed. Under the leadership of Mr. William H.W. Crawford, IV, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockville Bank and Rockville Financial Inc., the dedicated team at Rockville Bank has earned that trust and respect. The organization is a true beacon in the community." Rockville Bank was established in 1858 and has been serving the banking needs of its local communities for 154 years. It currently operates through 21 conveniently located offices in Hartford, New London and Tolland Counties and a New Haven County Commercial Banking Office in Hamden, Connecticut. Rockville Bank plans to open a new branch in West Hartford, Connecticut, in the coming months. Rockville Bank can be found on the internet at www.rockvillebank.com and Rockville Financial, Inc. at www.rockvillefinancialinc.com . The Rockville Bank logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10763 BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com .
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