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The Bank of Maine Celebrates 178th Anniversary as Maine's Bank


June 26, 2012 - Portland, ME

The Bank of Maine today announced it is celebrating its 178th anniversary. The Bank serves Maine's communities with strong capital, innovative products, and unparalleled service.

"As we celebrate 178 years in the banking business, we are proud of our Maine roots, strong history and bright future," said John W. Everets, Chairman and CEO of The Bank of Maine. "We are committed more than ever to our mission of delivering exceptional customer service and strengthening the communities we serve."

The Bank of Maine was founded in 1834, and began with a single office in Gardiner. Over the years, the Bank grew organically and through acquisitions and now serves customers from York to Fort Kent with 32 banking centers. Through its network of banking centers and its internet banking division, The Bank of Maine provides a full range of commercial and individual banking products and services.

With deep knowledge of Maine and its markets, The Bank of Maine is able to tailor its products and operations to meet the needs of its communities, businesses, and individuals. In just the past year, the Bank opened new banking centers in Boothbay and Portland, inaugurated a new state-of-the-art Operations Center in Gardiner and lent over $575 million. It introduced a Promise Rewards Checking Account that offers customers free ATM use at any ATM in the US, five cents back on qualifying transactions and no monthly fees. The Bank of Maine was also ranked as one of the top SBA lenders in Maine.

"In order to meet the needs of our customers we are continually updating what we do and how we do it," continued Everets. "We have invested in new technologies and infrastructure including a new website with full online banking capabilities and a new mobile banking application that serves our customers anytime, anywhere. We are proud of the accomplishments we have achieved in the past year and we look forward to serving Maine for many more years."

About The Bank of Maine

The Bank of Maine was founded in 1834. It is a 178 year old FDIC-insured, federally chartered savings bank with more than $790 million in assets. The bank offers a broad range of personal and business financial services through its 32 branches and 43 ATM sites located from York to Fort Kent. In addition to serving the needs of its customers, the bank and its charitable foundation have returned over $25 million to Maine communities through contributions and grants. To learn more, visit www.thebankofmaine.com or join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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