First Commons Bank Wins #1 Community Bank and Gold Regional Community Bank Awards in Readers Choice Competition - for 2nd Consecutive Year

WELLESLEY, Mass., June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the second consecutive year, First Commons Bank has been named the "#1 Community Bank" in Newton, and the "Gold Regional Favorite Community Bank" in Newton/Needham/Wellesley, in the 2014 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards.

"We are honored to be chosen — again — for two Readers Choice Awards. We believe these awards continue to demonstrate the appeal of our 'common sense' approach to banking," said Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President and CEO of First Commons Bank.

More than 430,000 votes were cast in the 2014 competition to honor the "Best in Town/The Best Around" choices in a variety of product and service categories, according to GateHouse Media New England, which sponsors the program through its Wicked Local hyper-local community websites. The competitive readers' poll is designed to reward those people, businesses and establishments that make a town a great place to live.

About First Commons Bank

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank opened for business on July 22, 2009. Locations include its headquarters at 718 Beacon St. in Newton Centre, Mass., and 161 Linden Square in Wellesley, Mass.

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CONTACT: Notes to Editors: Press Contact: Don Goncalves, 781-793-9380 Company Contact: Tony Nuzzo First Commons Bank, 617-243-4410Source:First Commons Bank