SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Launches An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of Hampden Bancorp, Inc. And Encourages Investors To Contact The Firm For Additional Information

The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Hampden Bancorp, Inc. ("Hampden" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: HBNK) relating to the proposed buyout of the Company by Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. ("Berkshire Hills").

On November 4, 2014, Hampden and Berkshire Hills announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Berkshire Hills will acquire Hampden in a transaction valued at approximately $109 million. Under the terms of the transaction, shareholders will receive 0.81 shares of Berkshire Hills common stock for each share of Hampden they own.

The firm's investigation seeks to determine, among other things, whether Hampden's Board of Directors failed to satisfy their duties to the Company's shareholders, including whether the board adequately pursued alternatives to the acquisition and whether the board obtained the best price possible for the Company's shares of common stock.

If you currently own common stock of Hampden and would like to learn more about the investigation being conducted by Brower Piven, without cost or obligation to you, please visit our website at You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at or by telephone at (410) 415-6616.

Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s.

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