DIVIDEND DECLAREDThe Company’s Board of Directors approved a dividend of $0.085 per share. The dividend will be paid on November 23, 2012, to shareholders of record on November 9, 2012. CONFERENCE CALL The Company will conduct a conference call/webcast at 1:30 pm eastern time on Thursday, October 25, 2012 to discuss the results for the quarter, business highlights and outlook. The call can be accessed by dialing 877-317-6789 (United States) or 412-317-6789 (internationally). A recorded playback of the call will be available for one week following the call at 877-344-7529 (United States) or 412-317-0088 (internationally). The passcode for playback is 10019385. The call will be available live or in a recorded version on the Company’s website under “Investor Relations” at www.brooklinebank.com. ABOUT BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC. Brookline Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company with approximately $5.1 billion in assets and 44 branches throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts and operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, and First Ipswich Bank. The Company provides commercial and retail banking services, and cash management and investment services to customers throughout Central New England. 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. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among others, the risks outlined in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.