Rockland Trust Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Earns 100% for second consecutive year on Human Rights Campaign
Foundation’s Annual LGBT Workplace Equality Scorecard

ROCKLAND, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockland Trust Company, a commercial bank that serves Eastern
Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is the wholly-owned subsidiary of
Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) received a
perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate
policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The survey is
administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Rockland Trust
joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks
this year.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for the
second year in a row as a top place to work for the LGBT community,”
said Christopher Oddleifson, President and CEO of Rockland Trust. “At
Rockland Trust we are committed to fostering a culture of inclusiveness
and respect that welcomes the full diversity of all our colleagues and

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with
the LGBT community. Rockland Trust’s efforts in satisfying all of the
CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as
a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, please click here.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s
largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for
lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.

About Rockland Trust

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has
approximately $7.8 billion in assets and is the holding company for
Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in
Massachusetts. Named in 2016 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work”
list for the eighth consecutive year, Rockland Trust offers a wide range
of banking, investment, and insurance services. The Bank serves
businesses and individuals through approximately 100 retail branches,
commercial lending offices, investment management offices, and
residential lending centers located in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode
Island, as well as through telephone and mobile banking, and the
Internet. The Company is also an FDIC member and an Equal Housing
Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each
Relationship Matters®”, please visit


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