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October 23, 2012

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BauerFinancial gives Haverhill Bank top, five-star rating

BauerFinancial has awarded Haverhill Bank with its top, five-star rating. The “superior” five-star rating is based on industry standard, annual financial data as of June 30. Five-star institutions appear on BauerFinancial’s “recommended report.” The ratings classify each institution based on a variety of factors including capital level, profitability, historical trends, reserves, regulatory compliance and asset quality.

“I am pleased by BauerFinancial’s independent recognition of Haverhill Bank’s important and top-ranked standing among financial institutions. The five-star rating is a testament to the standards we put into place and the core practices that have been at the foundation of the bank for 135 years,” said Haverhill Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas L. Mortimer.

BauerFinancial Inc. has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation’s banking industry since 1983.

A depositor-owned institution, Haverhill Bank was founded in 1877 and is the oldest cooperative bank in Massachusetts. The bank’s Main Office is at 180 Merrimack St. in Haverhill. Haverhill Bank also maintains offices at 163 South Main St., 1094 Main St., 100 Lafayette Sq, Haverhill High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and 6 West Main St., Merrimac.

Amesbury Sealing Products achieves OSHA SHARP award

Amesbury Sealing Products announced that their Amesbury manufacturing facility has been granted a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from OSHA in recognition of operating an exemplary injury and illness prevention program at their work site. Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards and OSHA presented the award to the 55 employees at the Amesbury facility at 57 South Hunt Rd., on Oct. 22 and celebrated their outstanding effort and commitment to safety in the workplace.

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