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Charles River Bank Hires New Director of Financial Services

Photo Caption: Vice President/Director of Financial Services, Clinton McHoul.

Photo Caption: Vice President/Director of Financial Services, Clinton McHoul.

Charles River Bank (CRB) is proud to announce the addition of Clinton McHoul as Vice President/Director of Financial Services. McHoul provides his clients with expertise in retirement planning, education funding, business continuity planning, investments and insurance. He will cultivate new relationships and deepen existing relationships with CRB’s clients by identifying financial objectives, developing plans and delivering comprehensive solutions to realize those goals. He will work in coordination with his client’s trusted advisors, such as their attorney and CPA, to develop dynamic strategies for individuals and businesses.

McHoul has more than a decade of experience as a Financial Advisor. Prior to joining Charles River Bank, he worked in the Medfield and Medway offices for Merrill Lynch/Bank of America. McHoul joined Merrill Lynch in 2008. Previously, he was a Financial Advisor for Edward D. Jones, Co.

McHoul grew up in North Attleboro and earned his B.S. in Business Administration, majoring in Economics, at Oklahoma State University. He is one of six children and has 26 nieces and nephews. He currently lives in Foxboro with his fiancée, Tricia. He enjoys cooking, gardening and outdoor activities.

“I am excited to have Clint as part of the Charles River Bank team. We searched extensively for a new Director of Financial Services, and Clint will be a tremendous asset to our Bank. I am

confident that our existing customers and new clients will appreciate the expertise and level of service that Clint brings to our team,” said Charles River Bank President and CEO Jack Hamilton.

Clint McHoul is currently registered to conduct securities business and/or investment advisory services in the following states: MA, RI, FL

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Scholarship donation

Three Students Awarded Scholarships from Charles River Bank

Senior Vice President of Customer Care and Relationship Development Ann Sherry presents a scholarship check to UMass Boston freshman Luc Lafayette for participating in the student teller program at Charles River Bank during high school and for successfully completing his first semester of college.

Charles River Bank Senior Vice President of Customer Care and Relationship Development Ann Sherry is pleased to award annual scholarships from Charles River Bank to Luc Lafayette, Brian Culcasi and Ashley Paturzo. All three students are 2016 graduates of Medway High School. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate that they have successfully completed their first semester of college and are enrolled for second semester classes. Lafayette is studying Political Science at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Culcasi is in his freshmen year at Florida Gulf Coast University where he is majoring in professional golf management. Paturzo attends the University of South Carolina and is majoring in retail management.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must either participate as a student-teller in the School Bank Program at Medway High School where Charles River Bank operates a full-service educational branch, or be employed at any of Charles River Bank’s three branches. Student- tellers at the Medway High School office earn school credit as tellers at the school branch. They learn about banking operations, regulations, financial services and marketing.

“Luc, Brian and Ashley are extremely deserving of these scholarships. They were wonderful assets to the Student Banking Program and Luc also worked in our Main Office at Charles River Bank. It’s exciting to see them succeed in college. I hope these scholarships will help each of them with their college expenses,” said Sherry.

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MHS Shoe Drive

Charles River Bank Participates in MHS TADA Shoe Drive

Collection Box at the Medway branch of Charles River Bank
for MHS TADA’s Shoe Drive. Shoes are being collected until March 26th.

Charles River Bank is participating in this year’s Medway High School Tolerance Acceptance Diversity Alliance (MHS TADA) Shoe Drive. Drop off new or gently-used shoes to the Medway branch of Charles River Bank, located at 70

Main Street, until March 26th. Shoes will be used to support small, local businesses in developing countries where walking is the main mode of transportation. Any type of shoe is accepted. Please ensure shoes do not have any holes, rips, detached soles or are overly dirty. Your donation will provide shoes to a developing community, income to small business owners and support to MHS TADA.

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Franklin Food Pantry

Charles River Bank Makes Donation to Franklin Food Pantry

Vice President of Commercial Lending Heather Johnson (L) and Senior Vice President of Customer Care and Relationship Development Ann Sherry (R) present a donation check to Franklin Food Pantry Executive Director Erin Lynch (C).

Vice President of Commercial Lending Heather Johnson (L) and Senior Vice President of Customer Care and Relationship Development Ann Sherry (R) present a donation check to Franklin Food Pantry Executive Director Erin Lynch (C).

Charles River Bank recently made a donation to the Franklin Food Pantry. The Franklin Food Pantry is an integral part of the Franklin community, servicing over 600 families each month. They offer an array of items to community members including canned meals, dairy products, fresh fruits and

vegetables, meat and personal hygiene items. The $500 donated by Charles River Bank will go towards purchasing fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and other perishable items most needed by the food pantry.

The Franklin Food Pantry is a private, nonprofit organization relying solely on donations from community members, corporations and strategic partners without any funding from the town or state. They are a member of the Greater Boston Food Bank where they can receive quality food at more affordable prices for their clients. Franklin Food Pantry is located at 43 West Central Street in Franklin or can be found online at www.franklinfoodpantry.org.

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Adopt a Family Pick Up

Charles River Bank Delivers a Merry Christmas for 40 Children with the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Program in Milford

Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer Peter Rizzo, President and CEO Jack Hamilton, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer Heather Johnson, and Salvation Army Major Jessie Irwin display a few of the many toys donated this year by Charles River Bank to the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family Program.

Charles River Bank brought Christmas cheer to many local families this year through their involvement in the Milford Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family Program. The bank adopted 40 children, and through the generosity of the bank’s employees and customers, all 40 received multiple toys and clothes including bikes, dolls, pajamas and coats. Marketing and Retail Banking Support Representative Catrina Lopes organized the yearly tradition for the bank by getting the wish-lists from the Salvation Army and making sure each child was adopted and received what they asked for.

Charles River Bank President and CEO Jack Hamilton stated, “Our employees and customers exemplify the giving spirit of the Christmas season. To see a whole office filled with games, toys and clothing donated to children in need shows just how special our community is. This is an annual tradition for Charles River Bank, and each year I am left in awe at how generous people can be.”

The Adopt-A-Family program aims to help local families who have fallen on hard times make Christmas a special time for their children. Parents submit a wish-list for their children detailing their first name, age, gender, clothing sizes and some games and toys they would like to receive. Local businesses and community groups adopt a certain number of children then donors select a wish-list and purchase the items requested. This year, the program helped 535 children.

“People who care about others is the most valuable commodity found anywhere on the planet. Our communities are filled with just these types of people – people who are dedicated to change and caring. It is humbling to be involved with such a caring and loving community,” said Major Dave Irwin of the Milford Salvation Army.

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Peterson and Broyles elected Assistant Vice Presidents At Charles River Bank

Photo Caption: Suzanne Broyles and Laura Peterson are surprised with flowers and a note announcing the news of their election to Assistant Vice President at Charles River Bank.

Photo Caption: Suzanne Broyles and Laura Peterson are surprised with flowers and a note announcing the news of their election to Assistant Vice President at Charles River Bank.

Charles River Bank announced on Thursday, December 8th that two of their employees have been elected Assistant Vice Presidents by the Board of Directors. Laura Peterson was elected to AVP/Information Systems Manager and Suzanne Broyles was elected to AVP/Compliance Director.

In her new role, Peterson is responsible for maintaining a secure network environment for the bank, implementing new Information Technology policies and procedures and maintaining vendor management where she will verify that CRB’s vendor partners exceed the strict financial, security and technology requirements expected by the bank and its regulators.

Peterson graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics. She then received her Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College. She began her career in banking during high school and joined Charles River Bank in 2004, bringing with her years of experience in both banking and technology. Peterson joined the IT team when it was first created and has since been an integral part of the department’s success. She currently resides in Franklin, MA with her husband and two sons.

With ever increasing industry regulations, a new position was created for Broyles to ensure compliance standards are constantly followed. She will be responsible for strengthening Charles River Bank’s compliance program, conducting regulatory research and focusing on interpretation of regulatory risks. Broyles will also be monitoring internal controls reporting and audit scheduling.

Broyles attended Bryant University for her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and received her Master of Public Administration degree from Suffolk University. She has over 10 years of banking experience including knowledge in underwriting, servicing, collections, internal auditing and compliance. Broyles joined Charles River Bank in 2012 as the internal auditor and has recently earned certifications from the Independent Community Bankers of America including Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor as well as Certified BSA/AML Professional. She resides in Franklin, MA with her husband and three children.

“I am very excited for Suzanne and Laura. They have shown a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to Charles River Bank over the years, and these elections by the Board are well- deserved. With more complex technology solutions and complex vendor management issues, along with growing regulatory burdens, their expertise will support our bank’s growing IT and compliance programs,” said President and CEO of Charles River Bank, Jack Hamilton.

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Medway Christmas Parade

Charles River Bank Donates to Annual Medway Christmas Parade

(Medway) Charles River Bank President and CEO Jack Hamilton presents a donation check of $1,000 to the Medway Christmas Parade Committee, represented by Vice President of EPCO Inc. Richard Parrella, Town of Medway Treasurer/Collector Joanne Russo and Chief of Medway Police Allen Tingley. This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, November 26th and will begin at 5:30pm at the Medway Middle School. The parade will end at Choate Park where visitors will be treated to a snack bar inside the Thayer House, fireworks and a visit from Santa Claus!

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Medway Gift Donations

Charles River Bank Prepares for Adopt-A-Family Program Through the Salvation Army in Milford

Gift donations made in 2015 at Charles River Bank to the Adopt-A-Family Program through the Salvation Army in Milford.

Every year, Charles River Bank proudly participates in the Adopt-A-Family Program offered through the Salvation Army in Milford. We pledge to adopt between 40 and 50 children each holiday season.

Bank employees, as well as our generous customers, are matched up with various families in need. Sponsors are then given a wish list that a child has created and purchase items specifically requested by that child. Trees will be set up in the Medway, Bellingham and Mendon branches with ornaments listing a child in need, their age, their clothing size and some gift requests.

Please stop by one of our branches at the end of November to collect an ornament or contact info@charlesriverbank.com if you would like us to send you a wish list.

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Charles River Bank Begins Annual Food Drive for 2016 Holiday Season

Photo Caption: (Medway) A sample of the food donations made in 2015 by Charles River Bank to the Medway Food Pantry.

Photo Caption: (Medway) A sample of the food donations made in 2015 by Charles River Bank to the Medway Food Pantry.

A long-standing tradition with Charles River Bank is the annual Food Drive. Every year during the months of November and December, the Charles River Bank branches set up donation tables in their lobbies for customers and bank staff to make food donations to the Medway, Bellingham and Mendon Food Pantries. Items most needed by the Food Pantries include: canned meals, dry foods such as cereal and pasta, other non-perishable food items, paper goods, diapers and personal hygiene items. Be on the look-out for the donation tables at your local branch over the next few weeks.

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Charles River Bank Holds Annual Dinner at Lake Pearl in Wrentham

Charles River Bank recently held its annual dinner meeting at Lake Pearl Function Facility in Wrentham, MA. Chairman of the Board Robert J. Parrella welcomed Charles River Bank staff, directors, honorary directors and invited guests. During the meeting, President & CEO Jack Hamilton announced that he was celebrating his 40th year in the banking industry as well as his 15th year with Charles River Bank. Over the course of the meeting, Jack went into detail about the successes of the bank over the past year as well as some challenges that the bank has effectively overcome. One of the more exciting updates was that the mortgage department originated more than $33 million in loans this year and the commercial loan department originated more than $15.4 million in loans. President Hamilton also announced that the bank’s asset value has increased this year to over $230 million.

Chairman Parrella later joined President Hamilton to commend the achievements of staff at Charles River Bank. They presented 5-year Service Awards to Assistant Vice President of Administration Charlene Hebert and Assistant Vice President & Controller Lisa Forman. The 10-year Service Award recipient was Assistant Vice President & Bellingham Branch Officer Michael Tuite. The recipients of the 15-year Service Award were Senior Vice President of IT & Compliance Sue Rovedo and President & CEO Jack Hamilton. For the first time in the history of Charles River Bank, a 25-year Service Award was presented to Deposit Operations Support Specialist Laurie O’Rourke.

Two team members, Vice President & Commercial Lending Officer Peter Rizzo and Bellingham Assistant Branch Manager Tara Crivello, earned the honor of being named recipients of the President’s Award.

“I am extremely pleased with Charles River Bank’s performance in the past year. With the unwavering support of our employees and directors, this has been one of our best years yet. Our Annual Dinner is a

great way to recognize the triumphs of our company and recognize those who contribute to our success,” stated Hamilton.

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