Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. Announces Successful Completion of Its $20 Million Rights and Community-Based Common Stock Offerings

LOWELL, Mass., June 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company” or “Enterprise”) (NASDAQ:EBTC), parent of Enterprise Bank, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its combined shareholder subscription rights offering and supplemental community offering (together, the “Offerings”) and has raised $20.0 million in new capital ($19.7 million, net of offering expenses). The initial terms of the Offerings were to raise up to $10.0 million, with Enterprise having the discretion to increase the offerings up to a maximum amount of $12.0 million. Enterprise subsequently increased the maximum size of the Offerings to $20.0 million in order to satisfy investor demand in the community offering.

Chief Executive Officer Jack Clancy commented, “We are extremely pleased with the results of the Offerings, which due to strong investor demand were oversubscribed. We are very gratified with our shareholders’ and the community’s response and support. We believe that this new capital positions us well to maintain our history of strong organic growth and to seize strategic opportunities that may periodically arise.”

Mr. Clancy further commented, “By raising capital from existing shareholders and throughout our communities, the ownership interest resides locally. We consider this to be a critical attribute of a genuine community bank.”

Chairman of the Board George Duncan added, “Similar to our offering in 2009, and when we started the bank 28 years ago, we felt it was important to raise this capital in the local communities in which we operate. Local ownership has been, and will continue to be, an important part of our growth and success. We are very appreciative of the great faith and confidence the community has demonstrated by supporting the Offerings.”

All 930,232 shares sold by Enterprise in the Offerings were priced at $21.50 per share. The Offerings commenced on April 21, 2016, with the shareholder subscription rights offering expiring on May 27, 2016 and the supplemental community offering expiring on June 10, 2016. We expect that the shares of our common stock purchased in the Offerings will be delivered to shareholders and new investors on or about June 24, 2016.

Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. is a Massachusetts corporation that conducts substantially all of its operations through Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, commonly referred to as Enterprise Bank. The Company is principally engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public and investing in commercial loans and investment securities. Through Enterprise Bank and its subsidiaries, the Company offers a range of commercial and consumer loan products, and deposit and cash management services. The Company also offers investment advisory and wealth management, trust, and insurance services. The Company’s headquarters and the bank's main office are located at 222 Merrimack Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Company’s primary market area is the greater Merrimack Valley and North Central regions of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Enterprise Bank has 22 full-service branch offices located in the Massachusetts communities of Lowell, Acton, Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Fitchburg, Lawrence, Leominster, Methuen, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford and in the New Hampshire communities of Derry, Hudson, Nashua, Pelham and Salem. The Company anticipates that its second branch in Nashua, NH will open shortly. The Company is also in the process of obtaining regulatory approvals to establish a branch in Windham, NH and anticipates that the office will open in the spring of 2017.

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Contact Info: James A. Marcotte, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (978) 656-5614

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