United Financial Bancorp, Inc. Announces Closing of Subordinated Notes Offering

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Sept. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Financial Bancorp, Inc. ("United Financial" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:UBNK), the holding company for United Bank, today announced that it closed its public offering of $75 million of its 5.75% Subordinated Notes due October 1, 2024 (the "Notes"). The Notes were offered to the public at par.

United Financial plans to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes.

Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. ("Sandler O'Neill") was the sole manager for the subordinated notes offering.

About United Financial Bancorp, Inc.

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for United Bank, a full service financial services firm offering a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services to customers throughout Central and Southern Connecticut, and Western and Central Massachusetts. On April 30, 2014, United Bank and Rockville Bank completed a transformational merger of equals bringing together two financially strong, well-respected institutions and creating a leading New England bank with more than 50 branches in two states and $5 billion in assets. Through the merger, Rockville Financial, Inc. completed the acquisition of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. The combined Company, known as United Financial Bancorp, Inc., trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "UBNK".

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Marliese L. Shaw Executive Vice President, Investor Relations Officer Rockville Bank: A Division of United Bank 860-291-3622 mshaw@rockvillebank.com Media Relations Contact: Adam J. Jeamel Vice President, Corporate Communications Rockville Bank: A Division of United Bank 860-291-3765 ajeamel@rockvillebank.com

Source:United Financial Bancorp, Inc.