United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (UBNK) Announces Q4 2014 Dividend for Shareholders

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Oct. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Financial Bancorp, Inc. ("United Financial" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:UBNK), the holding company for United Bank (the "Bank"), today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.10 per share to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 27, 2014 and payable on November 3, 2014.

This dividend equates to a 3.16% annualized yield based on the $12.66 average closing price of the Company's common stock in the third quarter of 2014. The Company has now paid dividends for 34 consecutive quarters.

"This dividend is reflective of our consistent capital management strategy and we are pleased to continue to be in a position to reward United shareholders with another consecutive ten cent dividend on November 3rd," said William H.W. Crawford, IV, CEO of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. and United Bank.

The Company expects to release its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014 on Wednesday October 22, 2014, after 4:00 pm Eastern Time (ET). Please visit the Company's website at www.unitedfinancialinc.com for more details regarding their third quarter earnings conference call.

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. The combined Company, known as United Financial Bancorp, Inc. trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "UBNK".

For more information about United Bank's services and products call (866) 959-BANK or visit www.bankatunited.com. For more information about United Financial Bancorp, Inc., visit www.unitedfinancialinc.com or download the Company's free Investor Relations app on your Apple or Android device.

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

Source:United Financial Bancorp, Inc.