Photo Release -- United Bank & United Financial's CEO William H.W. Crawford IV to Speak at Bank Director Conference in November

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Bank and United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBNK) of Glastonbury, Conn. today announced that William H.W. Crawford, IV, Chief Executive Officer of United Bank and United Financial Bancorp, Inc., will be speaking at Bank Director Magazine's and's 2015 Executive & Board Compensation Conference in November.

William H.W. Crawford, IV, CEO of United Bank and United Financial Bancorp, Inc., to speak at Bank Director Conference in November.

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The two-day conference takes place on Tuesday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 5 in Chicago, Illinois.

Bank Director invited Crawford to participate in their panel discussion on November 5 titled: Skill Sets for the Next Generation CEO. He will be joined by a Managing Partner of Patriot Financial Partners, L.P. and the President and CEO of Kaplan & Associates, Inc.

This 50-minute session on Day 2 of the conference is "for Board and CEOs that accept the premise that 'people are our most important asset,' investing in the future leadership of the institution should come naturally. As many think about what kind of bank they want to run, this session introduces various skill sets that will be needed in the future."

Bank Director Magazine is a leading information resource for senior officers and directors of financial institutions, covering such topics as mergers and acquisitions, retail strategies, compensation, technology and board governance trends. In addition, is an online resource that provides content on strategic and governance issues, executive and director compensation, audit committees, risk management and more.

In addition to publishing its quarterly magazine, Bank Director holds director training programs, roundtables and annual conferences – like the Executive & Board Compensation Conference that Crawford will be participating in on November 5.

About United Bank:

On April 30, 2014, United Bank (established in 1882) and Rockville Bank (established 1858) completed a transformational merger of equals by bringing together two financially strong, independent-minded institutions to create the premier community bank in New England with more than 50 branches in two states and over $5.0 billion in assets. The new United Bank is a state chartered bank headquartered in Glastonbury Conn. with regional offices in Worcester and West Springfield, Massachusetts and South Windsor and Enfield, Connecticut. For more information, please visit

CONTACT: Adam J. Jeamel VP, Corporate Communications United Bank 860-291-3765

Source:United Financial Bancorp, Inc.