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First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend and Sets Date for Annual Stockholders Meeting

FARMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK) today announced that its Board of Directors has voted to increase its quarterly dividend to $0.07 per share, an increase of $0.01. In making this announcement, John J. Patrick, Jr. Chairman, President & CEO said, “We are pleased to increase our dividend and continue to reward our shareholders.” Dividends will be payable on March 14, 2016 to all shareholders of record as of March 4, 2016.

It also announced that its Board of Directors has scheduled the corporation’s annual meeting of stockholders for 10:00 a.m. EDT, May 18, 2016 at Central Connecticut State University in the Constitution Room located in Memorial Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, Connecticut.

The record date for stockholders to vote at the meeting is March 23, 2016.

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Farmington Bank, a full-service community bank with 23 branch locations throughout central Connecticut and western Massachusetts, offering commercial and residential lending as well as wealth management services. Established in 1851, Farmington Bank is a diversified consumer and commercial bank with an ongoing commitment to contribute to the betterment of the communities in our region. Farmington Bank has assets of $2.7 billion. For more information about Farmington Bank, visit farmingtonbankct.com.

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CONTACT: Jennifer H. Daukas Investor Relations Officer One Farm Glen Boulevard, Farmington, CT 06032 P 860-284-6359 | F 860-409-3316 jdaukas@farmingtonbankct.com farmingtonbankct.com

Source:First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc.