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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, March 13, 2012 … Dena M. Hall, president of the United Bank Foundation, announced a total of $6,500 in grants awarded in support of community initiatives in Worcester during the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.

The Worcester Community Action Council received $4,000 from the Foundation to support its low-income home energy assistance program. Worcester’s Center for Living and Working, an independent living center, received $2,500 to help fund its Transition to Adulthood Vocational Internship Program

The Foundation
The United Bank Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants since it was established in 2005 as a permanent source of funding to benefit communities in United Bank’s market area. The Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly to review requests submitted by 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in cities and towns served by United Bank branches in the greater Springfield and Worcester regions.

The Foundation’s four primary funding areas of interest are education, health and human services, youth development and cultural programs. Foundation guidelines can be found online at

The Bank
United Financial Bancorp, Inc. is a publicly owned corporation and the holding company for United Bank, a federally chartered bank headquartered at 95 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA 01090. The Company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol UBNK. As of December 31, 2011 the Company had total consolidated assets of $1.6 billion.

United Bank provides an array of financial products and services through its 16 branch offices and two express drive-up branches in the Springfield region of Western Massachusetts, and six branches in the Worcester region of Central Massachusetts. The Bank also operates a loan production office located in Beverly, MA.

Through its Wealth Management Group, the Bank offers access to a wide range of investment and insurance products and services, as well as financial, estate and retirement strategies and products. For more information regarding the Bank’s products and services and for United Financial Bancorp, Inc. investor relations information please visit or

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