Hanover, Massachusetts. August 22, 2022 – Rockland Trust Company announced today the appointment of Dawn A. Mugford as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of both Rockland Trust and its bank holding company parent Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB). Dawn brings over two decades of expertise in risk management, audit, and quality assurance gained through senior leadership roles within the financial services and insurance industries. Dawn will serve on the Bank’s executive leadership team reporting to Chris Oddleifson, Chief Executive Officer. As CRO, Dawn will be responsible for the enterprise-wide monitoring, controls, measurement, and reporting of all major risk types as well as expanding on the Bank’s existing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) infrastructure to help the organization continue to maintain colleague, customer, community, and shareholder confidence. “Dawn’s keen analytical skills, extensive experience, and innovative approach to risk management will help us build on the strong ERM infrastructure Rockland Trust has deeply invested in and worked diligently to evolve over the last five years,” said Oddleifson. “We are delighted to welcome her to the Bank and look forward to her contributions and leadership in this critical role.” “Rockland Trust has been able to develop and sustain an impressively disciplined risk management culture as it has grown into the over $20 billion bank it is today,” said Dawn. “I am proud to join that culture and contribute my experience and expertise to invest in and enhance the robust ERM foundation that the Bank has so thoughtfully created.” Before joining Rockland Trust, Dawn was the Senior Vice President and Director of Operational Risk Management, Corporate Security, and Investigations at Eastern Bank for nearly four years. Prior to that, she worked at UNUM Insurance as the Director of Policies, Procedures and Quality Review. Previously, Dawn also served as SVP and Director of Credit Risk Management for TD Bank after working with TD Bank’s parent company, TD Bank Group, in Canada for over 18 years in the areas of risk, audit, credit, portfolio review, and finance as well as assisting with the due diligence of US acquisitions. Dawn earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Her passion and enthusiasm for her profession extends to her personal life. She has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, scuba dives, and regularly participates in triathlons and ultra-marathons. Over the years, Dawn has volunteered with a number of organizations including the United Way, Junior Achievement, and the Maine Cancer Society. Dawn has assumed the CRO role from Edward H. Seksay as part of customary succession planning. Mr. Seksay continues to serve as General Counsel of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. and as President and Board chair of Rockland Trust’s affiliated charitable foundations. About INDB/Rockland Trust Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Rockland Trust was named to The Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work" 2021 list, an honor earned for the 13th consecutive year. *In 2022, Rockland Trust was ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in New England. Rockland Trust has a longstanding commitment to equity and inclusion. This commitment is underscored by initiatives such as Diversity and Inclusion leadership training, a colleague Allyship mentoring program, and numerous Employee Resource Groups focused on providing colleague support and education, reinforcing a culture of mutual respect and advancing professional development, and Rockland Trust's sponsorship of diverse community organizations through charitable giving and employee-based volunteerism. In addition, Rockland Trust is deeply committed to the communities it serves, as reflected in the overall "Outstanding" rating in its most recent Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluation. Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services. The Bank serves businesses and individuals through over 120 retail branches, commercial and residential lending centers, and investment management offices in eastern Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, the South Shore, North Shore, Cape Cod and Islands, Worcester County, and Rhode Island. Rockland Trust also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. Rockland Trust is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. *Rockland Trust received the highest score in a tie in the New England Region of the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with their primary bank. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.