Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: INDB), parent of Rockland Trust Company, today announced the appointment of Mary L. Lentz to its Board of Directors. Rockland Trust also appointed Ms. Lentz to its Board of Directors. For the past 20 years Ms. Lentz has worked for McCall & Almy, a Boston-based commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services firm. Ms. Lentz currently serves as an Executive Vice President and Partner of McCall & Almy. Ms. Lentz has 34 years of commercial real estate experience, including prior work as Chief Operating Officer of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust. Ms. Lentz plays an instrumental role in advising Partners HealthCare System on its real estate needs, including its recent relocation of 4,500 employees to Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts, and specializes in advising healthcare, corporate, and non-profit institutions with real estate leasing and acquisition strategies. "We are extremely pleased to welcome Mary to both our holding company and bank Board of Directors," said Donna L. Abelli, Chair of both the Independent Bank Corp. and Rockland Trust Board. "Her commercial real estate expertise and knowledge of the Greater Boston market will strengthen our Board and assist with the continued growth of Rockland Trust." Ms. Lentz's commercial real estate accomplishments have been widely honored, including recognition by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board in 2012 as the "Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year." She is active in several professional and community organizations and for many years has been a Trustee of both Boston Arts Academy, Boston's only public high school for the visual and performing arts, and the Newton-Wellesley Physicians Hospital Organization. "I am honored to join the Independent Bank Corp. and Rockland Trust Company Board of Directors," said Mary Lentz. "I am very excited to become a part of such a well-run, growing commercial bank that values the critical importance of relationships and has a fervent commitment to diversity."