By the Division of Banks


Event Detail


Independent Bank Corp., Hanover, Massachusetts - permission to acquire Mayflower Bancorp, Inc.
Type of Event:Public Hearing
Date:09/04/2013, 11:30 AM



INDEPENDENT BANK CORP. (the “Petitioner”), Hanover, Massachusetts, has petitioned the Board of Bank Incorporation (the “Board”) pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 167A, sections 2 and 4 for approval to acquire MAYFLOWER BANCORP, INC. (“Mayflower”), Middleboro, Massachusetts in a multi-step transaction.  Mayflower is the holding company for MAYFLOWER CO-OPERATIVE BANK, (“Mayflower Bank”), Middleboro, Massachusetts.  The Petitioner is the holding company for ROCKLAND TRUST COMPANY, (“Rockland Trust”), Rockland, Massachusetts. 

An application has also been filed with the Division of Banks for approval of the subsequent merger of Mayflower Bank with and into Rockland Trust.  As part of this merger transaction, Rockland Trust has also petitioned to close its branch office located at 8B Station Street, Middleboro. Mayflower Bank has also petitioned to close its branch offices located at: (1) 5 Scotland Boulevard, Bridgewater; (2) 166 County Street, Lakeville; (3) 57 Obery Street, Plymouth; and (4) 396 Onset Avenue, Wareham.

In determining whether or not to approve these petitions the Board and Division must decide whether competition among banking institutions will be unreasonably affected and whether public convenience and advantage will be promoted by this proposal.  A public hearing will be given to all interested parties on the petition before the Board on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., 1000 Washington Street, First Floor, Hearing Room 1E, Boston, Massachusetts.  

All comments concerning these petitions, however, must be filed with the Board or the Division by the close of business on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the following address.  The applications and all communications relative to these matters are available for public inspection at the Division at 1000 Washington Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02118-6400.

Board of Bank

David J. Cotney
Commissioner of Banks

Steven Grossman
Treasurer and Receiver-General

Amy Pitter
Commissioner of Revenue

Written comments:

accepted until: 09/27/2013

Location:1000 Washington Street
Hearing Room 1E
First Floor
Boston, Massachusetts
Contact:DOB -- Massachusetts Division Of Banks 
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