Brookline Bancorp Announces Third Quarter Net Income of $11.4 Million, EPS of $0.16

  Brookline Bancorp Announces Third Quarter Net Income of $11.4 Million, EPS
  of $0.16

                     Business Fundamentals Remain Strong

                      Loan and Deposit Growth Continues

Business Wire

BROOKLINE, Mass. -- October 24, 2012

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL) today reported net income of $11.4
million, or $0.16 fully diluted earnings per share (EPS), for the quarter
ended September 30, 2012. Net income for the nine months ended September 30,
2012 was $25.3 million, or $0.36 fully diluted EPS, compared to $20.5 million,
or $0.35 fully diluted EPS, for the first nine months of 2011.

Paul Perrault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookline Bancorp,
Inc., stated: “Our core business fundamentals remain strong, with continued
growth in loans and deposits in the third quarter. Net interest income has
benefited from that growth and I’m happy to report that provisions for loan
and lease losses have returned to normal levels. The second phase of our core
system conversion was successful and we are looking forward to moving into our
new headquarters over the weekend.”

NET INTEREST INCOME

Net interest income for the third quarter 2012 increased $3.6 million to $46.4
million from $42.8 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $27.9 million in
the third quarter 2011 as a result of the acquisition of Bancorp Rhode Island.
An increase of $3.1 million in interest income on loans and leases accounts
for the majority of the $3.6 million increase, with an increase in investment
income accounting for another $0.4 million of the increase in net interest
income. Interest expense was flat for the third quarter 2012 as compared to
the second quarter. Included in interest income on loans and leases is $1.4
million of periodic yield adjustments on acquired loans as required under
GAAP. The remaining $1.7 million increase in interest income on loans and
leases is largely driven by growth in the lending portfolios. Net interest
income for the first nine months of 2012 increased to $132.8 million from
$81.7 million in the first nine months of 2011.

Net interest margin for the third quarter 2012 was 4.00 percent, up from 3.81
percent at June 30, 2012. The inclusion of the $1.4 million of yield
adjustments in income accounted for 14 basis points of the 19 basis-point
increase in net interest margin for the third quarter 2012. The normalized net
interest margin of 3.86 percent is up from 3.81 percent at June 30, 2012
largely as a result of Brookline Bancorp’s continuing efforts to maintain loan
yields in a persistently challenging interest-rate environment.

BALANCE SHEET

Total assets at September 30, 2012 grew to $5.1 billion, an annualized
increase of 7.2 percent from the prior quarter and 60.3 percent from September
30, 2011.

The loan and lease portfolio grew to $4.1 billion as of September 30, 2012, up
13.3 percent annualized from the prior quarter and 14.2 percent annualized
from December 31, 2011, after adjustment for the $1.1 billion in loans and
leases acquired from Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc., on January 1, 2012. The
Company continued to benefit from strong growth in its commercial real estate
and commercial loan and lease portfolios, which reached $2.8 billion, or 67.4
percent of total loans, at September 30, 2012. The commercial real estate and
commercial loan and lease portfolios increased 18.1 percent annualized during
the third quarter 2012 and 21.5 percent annualized for the first nine months
of 2012, after adjustment for the $0.8 billion in commercial real estate and
commercial loans and leases acquired from Bancorp Rhode Island, to $2.8
billion. These increases offset the annualized 4.7 percent decline from June
30, 2012 to September 30, 2012 in the indirect automobile portfolio, a decline
that reflected the Company’s selectiveness in the interest rates at which it
is willing to lend in a highly competitive market.

Deposits of $3.6 billion at September 30, 2012 were up 5.3 percent annualized
from June 30, 2012 and 63.7 percent from September 30, 2011. Core deposits,
which increased from 70.2 percent to 70.8 percent of deposits
quarter-to-quarter, increased 8.7 percent annualized in the third quarter
2012. Demand checking accounts grew at an annualized rate of 32.3 percent
during the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Total borrowings increased 17.2
percent on an annualized basis to $0.8 billion at September 30, 2012.

Cash and cash equivalents were $76.3 million as of September 30, 2012 as
compared to $217.1 million as of June 30, 2012, a decrease that reflects the
redeployment of cash to fund loan growth and security reinvestment efforts to
reduce further pre-payment risk. As a result, investment securities
available-for-sale of $466.8 million increased 21.4 percent from June 30, 2012
to September 30, 2012, with total investment securities at 10.6 percent of
total assets.

Stockholders’ equity to total assets was 11.97 percent at September 30, 2012.
The tangible stockholders' equity to tangible assets ratio remained relatively
constant at 9.08 percent at September 30, 2012 when compared with 9.07 percent
at June 30, 2012 and declined from 14.49 percent at September 30, 2011 as a
result of the Brookline Bancorp’s acquisition of Bancorp Rhode Island.

NON-INTEREST INCOME

Non-interest income was $3.8 million for the third quarter 2012, down $0.9
million from the second quarter 2012, in part, as a result of the Company
waiving certain deposit fees during the month of the core system conversion
and, in part, as a result of a reduction of late fee income on several large
loans that paid off during the quarter. Additionally, gains on sales of
investment securities in the third quarter decreased $0.8 million as compared
to the second quarter, which included $0.8 million of gains on sales of
investment securities in connection with a partial restructuring of the
investment portfolios. Non-interest income was $12.1million for the first
nine months of 2012, up $8.5 million from the first nine months of 2011. The
growth in the first nine months of 2012 was primarily driven by $7.9 million
of non-interest income attributable to Bancorp Rhode Island.

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE AND TAX PROVISION

Non-interest expense of $30.4 million in the third quarter 2012 increased $1.8
million from the second quarter 2012 and $13.4 million from the third quarter
2011. The increase from third quarter 2011 to third quarter 2012 reflects the
Company’s acquisition of Bancorp Rhode Island. Although compensation expense
increased $0.9 million in the third quarter 2012, it remained consistent with
compensation expense as reported in the first quarter 2012 despite business
and infrastructure growth. This increase in compensation quarter-to-quarter
was offset by a decrease of $0.6 million in professional services and a $0.3
million decline in FDIC insurance premiums quarter-to-quarter. Equipment and
data processing expense for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 increased
$0.4 million, largely as a result of software license termination fees. Other
non-interest expense increased $1.3 million on a linked quarter basis
reflecting operating expenses related to the Company’s continued migration to
standardized operating and financial reporting platforms.

The tax provision benefited, in part, from the inclusion of approximately $0.3
million in additional federal tax credits for the refurbishment of the
Company’s new headquarters.

ASSET QUALITY

Asset quality remains strong. Nonperforming loans and leases increased
slightly from $21.1 million at June 30, 2012 to $21.3 million at September 30,
2012. However, due to growth in the loan and lease portfolio, the ratio of
nonperforming loans to total loans and leases decreased slightly from 0.52
percent at June 30, 2012 to 0.51 percent at September 30, 2012. Nonperforming
assets at September 30, 2012 totaled $23.7 million or 0.47 percent of total
assets, down from $23.8 million, or 0.48 percent of total assets, at June 30,
2012.

The provision for loan and lease losses was $3.0 million for the third quarter
2012, down from $6.7 million in the second quarter 2012, and up from $0.9
million in the third quarter 2011. Net charge-offs for the third quarter 2012
were $1.5 million, or 0.15 percent of average loans and leases on an
annualized basis, compared to $3.7 million, or 0.37 percent of average loans
and leases, in the second quarter 2012, and $0.6 million, or 0.09 percent of
average loans and leases, for the third quarter 2011.

The allowance for loan and lease losses was $38.9 million at September 30,
2012, compared to $37.4 million at June 30, 2012 and $31.1 million at
September 30, 2011. The allowance for loan and lease losses as a percent of
total originated and acquired loans and leases was 0.94 percent at September
30, 2012, compared to 0.93 percent at June 30, 2012 and 1.17 percent at
September 30, 2011. The allowance for loan and lease losses as a percent of
originated loans and leases was 1.30 percent at September 30, 2012, as
compared to 1.33 percent at June 30, 2012.

DIVIDEND DECLARED

The Company’s Board of Directors approved a dividend of $0.085 per share. The
dividend will be paid on November 23, 2012, to shareholders of record on
November 9, 2012.

CONFERENCE CALL

The Company will conduct a conference call/webcast at 1:30 pm eastern time on
Thursday, October 25, 2012 to discuss the results for the quarter, business
highlights and outlook. The call can be accessed by dialing 877-317-6789
(United States) or 412-317-6789 (internationally). A recorded playback of the
call will be available for one week following the call at 877-344-7529 (United
States) or 412-317-0088 (internationally). The passcode for playback is
10019385. The call will be available live or in a recorded version on the
Company’s website under “Investor Relations” at www.brooklinebank.com.

ABOUT BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC.

Brookline Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company with approximately $5.1
billion in assets and 44 branches throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island,
is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts and operates as the holding
company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, and First Ipswich Bank. The
Company provides commercial and retail banking services, and cash management
and investment services to customers throughout Central New England. More
information about Brookline Bancorp, Inc. and its banks can be found at the
following websites: www.brooklinebank.com, www.bankri.com, and www.fnbi.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical
facts may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The
Company’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements as a result of, among others, the risks outlined in
the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by its Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after
the date the forward-looking statements are made.

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The Company's consolidated financial statements have been prepared in
conformity with GAAP as set forth by the FASB in its Accounting Standards
Codification and through the rules and interpretive releases of the SEC under
the authority of federal securities laws. Certain amounts previously reported
have been reclassified to conform to the current period's presentation.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as net earnings
from operations, tangible book value per common share and tangible
stockholders’ equity to tangible assets. These non-GAAP financial measures
provide information for investors to effectively analyze financial trends of
ongoing business activities, and to enhance comparability with peers across
the financial sector. A detailed reconciliation table of the Company's GAAP to
the non-GAAP measures is attached.

                                                                                
BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Selected Financial Highlights (Unaudited)
                                                                                           
                                                                         
                                     As of and for the Three Months
                                     Ended September 30,                 As of and for the Nine Months
                                                                         Ended September 30,
                                     2012              2011              2012              2011
                                     (In Thousands Except Per Share Data)
                                                                                           
Earnings Data:
Net interest                         $ 46,411          $ 27,948          $ 132,805         $ 81,686
income
Provision for                          2,862             891               12,787            2,789
credit losses
Non-interest                           3,785             928               12,101            3,572
income
Non-interest                           30,436            17,009            91,507            46,405
expense
Income before                          16,898            10,976            40,612            36,064
income taxes
Net income
attributable                           11,401            6,275             25,279            20,543
to Brookline
Bancorp, Inc.
                                                                                           
Performance
Ratios:
Net interest                           4.00      %       3.74      %       3.88      %       3.75      %
margin (1)
Interest rate                          3.83      %       3.48      %       3.70      %       3.48      %
spread (1)
Return on                              0.90      %       0.80      %       0.68      %       0.91      %
average assets
Return on
average                                7.53      %       5.00      %       5.63      %       5.48      %
stockholders'
equity
                                                                                           
Per Common
Share Data:
Net income —                         $ 0.16            $ 0.11            $ 0.36            $ 0.35
Basic
Net income —                           0.16              0.11              0.36              0.35
Diluted
Cash dividends                         0.085             0.085             0.255             0.255
declared
Book value per
share (end of                          8.61              8.48              8.61              8.48
period)
Tangible book
value per                              6.32              7.60              6.32              7.60
share (end of
period)
Stock price
(end of                                8.82              7.71              8.82              7.71
period)
                                                                                           
(1) Calculated
on a fully
tax-equivalent
basis.
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                   At or for the Three Months Ended
                   Sep 30, 2012     Jun 30, 2012      Mar 31, 2012     Dec 31, 2011      Sep 30, 2011
                   (Dollars in Thousands)
Balance Sheet:
Total assets       $ 5,061,444       $ 4,972,381       $ 4,877,124       $ 3,299,013       $ 3,157,498
Total loans          4,146,315        4,013,129         3,935,518        2,720,821        2,662,076
and leases
Total deposits       3,568,016         3,521,206         3,459,333         2,252,331         2,179,605
Brookline
Bancorp, Inc.        605,962           598,865           597,531           503,602           501,890
stockholders’
equity
                                                                                           
Asset Quality:
Nonperforming      $ 23,675          $ 23,831          $ 14,648          $ 8,796           $ 10,486
assets
Nonperforming
assets as a          0.47      %       0.48      %       0.30      %       0.27      %       0.33      %
percentage of
total assets
Allowance for
loan and lease     $ 38,913          $ 37,431          $ 34,428          $ 31,703          $ 31,128
losses
Allowance for
loan and lease
losses as a
percentage
of total loans       0.94      %       0.93      %       0.87      %       1.17      %       1.17      %
and leases
Net loan and
lease              $ 1,539           $ 3,675           $ 522             $ 267             $ 610
charge-offs
Net loan and
lease
charge-offs as
a percentage
of average
loans and            0.15      %       0.37      %       0.05      %       0.04      %       0.09      %
leases
(annualized)
                                                                                           
Capital
Ratios:
Stockholders’
equity to            11.97     %       12.04     %       12.25     %       15.27     %       15.90     %
total assets
Tangible
stockholders’
equity to            9.08      %       9.07      %       9.18      %       13.93     %       14.49     %
tangible
assets

                                                                                    
BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
                                                                                               
                       September 30,     June 30,          March 31,         December 31,      September 30,
                       2012              2012              2012              2011              2011
                       (In Thousands Except Share Data)
ASSETS
Cash and due from      $ 41,617          $ 118,411         $ 88,884          $ 56,513          $ 22,919
banks
Short-term              34,655          98,677          44,382          49,783          82,962    
investments
Total cash and          76,272          217,088         133,266         106,296         105,881   
cash equivalents
Investment
securities               466,822           384,533           461,498           217,431           253,510
available-for-sale
Restricted equity        68,661            61,291            53,554            39,283            39,283
securities
Other securities        500             500             500             -               -         
Total securities        535,983         446,324         515,552         256,714         292,793   
Loans and leases:
Commercial real
estate loans:
Commercial real          1,262,411         1,221,202         1,200,412         748,736           716,338
estate mortgage
Multi-family             628,162           612,213           596,285           481,459           481,066
mortgage
Construction            86,345          88,759          77,487          40,798          34,158    
Total commercial        1,976,918       1,922,174       1,874,184       1,270,993       1,231,562 
real estate
Commercial loans
and leases:
Commercial               346,744           319,867           309,338           150,895           156,402
Equipment                426,597           387,093           367,206           246,118           232,483
financing
Condominium             43,732          43,596          45,872          46,953          43,862    
association
Total commercial        817,073         750,556         722,416         443,966         432,747   
loans and leases
Indirect                574,279         581,063         578,622         573,350         571,705   
automobile
Consumer loans:
Residential              507,856           493,074           490,812           350,213           346,983
mortgage
Home equity              263,194           260,623           262,591           76,527            73,831
Other consumer          6,995           5,639           6,893           5,772           5,248     
Total consumer          778,045         759,336         760,296         432,512         426,062   
loans
Total loans and          4,146,315         4,013,129         3,935,518         2,720,821         2,662,076
leases
Allowance for loan      (38,913   )      (37,431   )      (34,428   )      (31,703   )      (31,128   )
and lease losses
Net loans and           4,107,402       3,975,698       3,901,090       2,689,118       2,630,948 
leases
Premises and             66,814           56,248            48,908            38,495            35,859
equipment, net
Building                 6,046             6,046             6,046             -                 -
held-for-sale
Deferred tax asset       27,354            25,656            24,647            12,681            11,840
Goodwill, net            137,890          137,890           138,914           45,799            46,203
Identified
intangible assets,       23,307            24,578            25,849            5,214             5,591
net of accumulated
amortization
Other real estate
owned and                2,386             2,765             2,647             1,266             2,949
repossessed
assets, net
Monies in escrow –
Bancorp Rhode            -                 -                 -                 112,983           -
Island, Inc.
acquisition
Other assets            77,990          80,088          80,205          30,447          25,434    
Total assets           $ 5,061,444      $ 4,972,381      $ 4,877,124      $ 3,299,013      $ 3,157,498 
                                                                                               
LIABILITIES AND
EQUITY
Deposits:
Demand checking        $ 590,189         $ 546,036         $ 529,945         $ 225,284         $ 214,219
accounts
NOW accounts             183,478           185,234           181,299           110,220           116,206
Savings accounts         520,614           503,507           511,736           164,744           165,356
Money market             1,231,206         1,236,967         1,174,805         946,411           875,877
accounts
Certificate of          1,042,529       1,049,462       1,061,548       805,672         807,947   
deposit accounts
Total deposits          3,568,016       3,521,206       3,459,333       2,252,331       2,179,605 
Borrowed funds:
Advances from the        771,110           733,394           698,671           498,570           437,974
FHLBB
Other borrowed          57,146          60,707          59,865          8,349           6,947     
funds
Total borrowed          828,256         794,101         758,536         506,919         444,921   
funds
Mortgagors’ escrow       7,066             6,942             7,156             6,513             6,943
accounts
Accrued expenses
and other               47,889          47,328          50,883          26,248          21,042    
liabilities
Total liabilities       4,451,227       4,369,577       4,275,908       2,792,011       2,652,511 
                                                                                               
Equity:
Brookline Bancorp,
Inc. stockholders’
equity:
Preferred stock,
$0.01 par value;
50,000,000 shares
authorized; none         -                 -                 -                 -                 -
issued
Common stock,
$0.01 par value;
200,000,000 shares
authorized;
75,749,819 shares,
75,414,713 shares,
75,585,504 shares,
64,597,180 shares
and 64,580,180           754               754               754               644               644
shares issued,
respectively
Additional paid-in       618,176           618,184           618,031           525,171           525,012
capital
Retained earnings,
partially                47,451            42,006            40,398            39,993            37,926
restricted
Accumulated other
comprehensive            3,569             1,969             2,457             1,963             2,540
income
Treasury stock, at
cost; 5,373,733          (62,107   )       (62,107   )       (62,107   )       (62,107   )       (62,107   )
shares
Unallocated common
stock held by
ESOP; 344,991
shares,
356,064 shares,
367,137 shares,
378,215 shares
and 401,316
shares,                 (1,881    )      (1,941    )      (2,002    )      (2,062    )      (2,125    )
respectively
Total Brookline
Bancorp, Inc.           605,962         598,865         597,531         503,602         501,890   
stockholders’
equity
Noncontrolling
interest in             4,255           3,939           3,685           3,400           3,097     
subsidiary
Total equity            610,217         602,804         601,216         507,002         504,987   
Total liabilities      $ 5,061,444      $ 4,972,381      $ 4,877,124      $ 3,299,013      $ 3,157,498 
and equity

                                                                     
BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
                                                                                
                   Three Months Ended Sept. 30,              Nine Months Ended Sept. 30,
                   2012               2011                   2012               2011
                   (In Thousands Except Share Data)
Interest and
dividend
income:
Loans and          $ 53,271           $ 34,028               $ 153,049          $ 99,438
leases
Debt                 1,949              1,487                  6,719              4,998
securities
Short-term           71                 27                     166                77
investments
Marketable and
restricted          103              48                   291              141        
equity
securities
Total interest
and dividend        55,394           35,590               160,225          104,654    
income
                                                                                
Interest
expense:
Deposits             5,375              4,971                  16,355             15,003
Borrowed funds
and                 3,608            2,671                11,065           7,965      
subordinated
debt
Total interest      8,983            7,642                27,420           22,968     
expense
                                                                                
Net interest         46,411             27,948                 132,805            81,686
income
Provision for       2,862            891                  12,787           2,789      
credit losses
Net interest
income after        43,549           27,057               120,018          78,897     
provision for
credit losses
                                                                                
Non-interest
income:
Fees, charges
and other            3,858              1,428                  11,759             3,992
income
Loss from
investments in
affordable           (73        )       (500       )           (455       )       (500       )
housing
projects
Gain on sales
of securities,      -                -                    797              80         
net
Total
non-interest        3,785            928                  12,101           3,572      
income
                                                                                
Non-interest
expense:
Compensation
and employee         14,664             8,091                  43,125             22,295
benefits
Occupancy            2,673              1,637                  7,852              4,510
Equipment and
data                 4,072              2,362                  11,288             6,727
processing
Professional         1,932              1,406                  10,939             4,055
services
FDIC insurance       973                478                    3,123              1,236
Advertising          689                482                    2,166              1,392
and marketing
Amortization
of identified        1,271              443                    3,886              1,193
intangible
assets
Other               4,162            2,110                9,128            4,786      
Total
non-interest        30,436           17,009               91,507           46,194     
expense
                                                                                
Income before        16,898             10,976                 40,612             36,275
income taxes
Provision for       5,176            4,394                14,473           14,816     
income taxes
Net income           11,722             6,582                  26,139             21,459
Less net
income
attributable
to
noncontrolling
interest in         321              307                  860              916        
subsidiary
Net income
attributable       $ 11,401          $ 6,275               $ 25,279          $ 20,543     
to Brookline
Bancorp, Inc.
                                                                                
Earnings per
common share:
Basic              $ 0.16             $ 0.11                 $ 0.36             $ 0.35
Diluted              0.16               0.11                   0.36               0.35
                                                                                
Weighted
average common
shares
outstanding
during the
period:
Basic                69,716,283         58,640,775             69,682,741         58,627,311
Diluted              69,754,473         58,640,973             69,718,072         58,630,124
                                                                                
Dividends
declared per       $ 0.085            $ 0.085                $ 0.255            $ 0.255
common share

                                                                   
BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Asset Quality Analysis (Unaudited)
                                                                              
                  At or for the Three Months Ended
                  Sep 30,       Jun 30,       Mar 31,       Dec 31,       Sep 30,
                  2012           2012           2012           2011           2011
                  (Dollars in Thousands)
NONPERFORMING
ASSETS:
                                                                              
Nonaccrual
loans and
leases:
Commercial
real estate       $ 2,078        $ 2,120        $ -            $ -            $ -
mortgage
Multi-family        2,758          3,129          2,634          1,380          1,373
mortgage
Construction       -            -            -            -            -      
Total
commercial          4,836          5,249          2,634          1,380          1,373
real estate
loans
                                                                              
Commercial          5,432          6,896          2,146          -              -
Equipment           3,040          2,375          1,226          1,925          1,892
financing
Condominium        9            11           13           15           17     
association
Total
commercial          8,481          9,282          3,385          1,940          1,909
loans and
leases
                                                                              
Indirect
automobile          80             91             27             111            59
loans
                                                                              
Residential         2,298          3,088          2,999          1,327          1,330
mortgage
Home equity         988            784            299            98             98
Other              49           5            10           10           11     
consumer
Total
consumer            3,335          3,877          3,308          1,435          1,439
loans
                                                                              
Acquired from
First Ipswich      4,557        2,567        2,647        2,664        2,757  
Bank
Total
nonaccrual          21,289         21,066         12,001         7,530          7,537
loans and
leases
                                                                              
Other real          1,690          2,082          2,207          845            2,262
estate owned
Other
repossessed        696          683          440          421          687    
assets
                                                                              
Total
nonperforming     $ 23,675      $ 23,831      $ 14,648      $ 8,796       $ 10,486 
assets
                                                                              
Restructured
loans and
leases not        $ 6,588       $ 6,443       $ 6,692       $ 5,205       $ 3,456  
included in
nonperforming
assets
                                                                              
                                                                              
                                                                              
Nonperforming
loans and
leases as a         0.51   %       0.52   %       0.30   %       0.28   %       0.28   %
percentage of
total loans
and leases
Nonperforming
assets as a         0.47   %       0.48   %       0.30   %       0.27   %       0.33   %
percentage of
total assets
                                                                              
                                                                              
PROVISION AND
ALLOWANCE FOR
LOAN AND
LEASE LOSSES:
                                                                              
Allowance for
loan and
lease losses      $ 37,431       $ 34,428       $ 31,703       $ 31,128       $ 30,847
at beginning
of period
Charge-offs         (1,807 )       (3,970 )       (788   )       (533   )       (792   )
Recoveries         268          295          266          266          182    
Net                 (1,539 )       (3,675 )       (522   )       (267   )       (610   )
charge-offs
Provision for
loan and           3,021        6,678        3,247        842          891    
lease losses
Allowance for
loan and
lease losses      $ 38,913      $ 37,431      $ 34,428      $ 31,703      $ 31,128 
at end of
period
                                                                              
                                                                              
Allowance for
loan and
lease losses
as a                0.94   %       0.93   %       0.87   %       1.17   %       1.17   %
percentage of
total loans
and leases
                                                                              
                                                                              
NET
CHARGE-OFFS:
                                                                              
Commercial
real estate       $ (38    )     $ (40    )     $ (40    )     $ -            $ 30
loans
Commercial
loans and           1,179          3,292          263            (18    )       132
leases
Indirect
automobile          301            225            292            278            448
loans
Consumer           97           198          7            7            -      
loans
Total net         $ 1,539       $ 3,675       $ 522         $ 267         $ 610    
charge-offs
                                                                              
Net loan and
lease
charge-offs
as a
percentage of
average loans
and leases          0.15   %       0.37   %       0.05   %       0.04   %       0.09   %
(annualized)

                                                                                                                           
BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Average Yields / Costs (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                              
                         Three Months Ended
                         September 30, 2012                         June 30, 2012                              September 30, 2011
                                                        Average                                    Average                                    Average
                         Average          Interest    Yield/     Average          Interest    Yield/     Average          Interest 
                         Balance           (1)          Cost        Balance           (1)          Cost        Balance           (1)          Yield/
                                                                                                                                              Cost
                         (Dollars in Thousands)
Assets:
Interest-earning
assets:
Short-term               $ 103,614         $ 71         0.27  %     $ 71,675          $ 68         0.38  %     $ 88,459          $ 27         0.12  %
investments
Investment
securities                 418,513           1,967      1.88  %       430,206           1,548      1.44  %       262,085           1,494      2.28  %
available-for-sale
(2)
Restricted equity          56,047            98         0.70  %       54,583            110        0.81  %       40,137            56         0.56  %
securities (2)
Commercial real            1,944,222         23,648     4.89  %       1,915,314         24,391     4.95  %       1,192,771         15,570     5.24  %
estate loans (3)
Commercial loans (3)       378,822           6,869      7.23  %       337,330           3,687      5.60  %       191,256           2,330      4.85  %
Equipment financing        406,423           7,816      7.69  %       367,550           7,670      8.08  %       223,089           4,578      8.21  %
(3)
Indirect automobile        577,119           5,852      4.03  %       580,678           6,033      4.18  %       581,778           6,996      4.77  %
loans (3)
Residential mortgage       506,701           5,686      4.49  %       489,688           5,445      4.45  %       346,564           3,815      4.40  %
loans (3)
Other consumer loans      269,915         3,544      5.22  %      266,572         3,003      4.53  %      77,869          793        4.05  %
(3)
Total
interest-earning           4,661,376        55,551     4.77  %       4,513,596        51,955     4.62  %       3,004,008        35,659     4.75  %
assets
Allowance for loan         (40,510   )                                (35,962   )                                (31,152   )
and lease losses
Non-interest-earning      424,892                                  427,299                                  149,467   
assets
Total assets             $ 5,045,758                               $ 4,904,933                               $ 3,122,323 
                                                                                                                                              
Liabilities and
Stockholders'
Equity:
Interest-bearing
liabilities:
Deposits:
NOW accounts             $ 181,891         $ 51         0.11  %     $ 189,118         $ 57         0.12  %     $ 135,303         $ 59         0.17  %
Savings accounts           517,068           410        0.32  %       505,601           443        0.35  %       165,697           250        0.60  %
Money market               1,239,230         2,246      0.72  %       1,204,754         2,260      0.75  %       858,451           1,971      0.91  %
accounts
Certificates of           1,049,390       2,668      1.01  %      1,056,021       2,703      1.03  %      813,246         2,691      1.31  %
deposit
Total
interest-bearing           2,987,579         5,375      0.72  %       2,955,494         5,463      0.74  %       1,972,697         4,971      1.00  %
deposits (4)
Advances from the          757,017           3,408      1.79  %       694,746           3,424      1.98  %       425,177           2,661      2.48  %
FHLBB
Other borrowed funds      57,753          200        1.38  %      60,550          193        1.28  %      5,718           11         0.74  %
Total
interest-bearing           3,802,349        8,983      0.94  %       3,710,790        9,080      0.98  %       2,403,592        7,643      1.26  %
liabilities
Non-interest-bearing
demand
checking accounts          572,305                                    542,100                                    188,501
(4)
Other liabilities         59,429                                   50,327                                   25,164    
Total liabilities          4,434,083                                  4,303,217                                  2,617,257
Brookline Bancorp,
Inc. stockholders’         605,988                                    597,908                                    502,252
equity
Noncontrolling
interest in               5,687                                    3,808                                    2,814     
subsidiary
Total liabilities        $ 5,045,758                               $ 4,904,933                               $ 3,122,323 
and equity
Net interest income
(tax-equivalent
basis) /
Interest rate spread                         46,568     3.83  %                         42,875     3.63  %                         28,016     3.48  %
(5)
Less adjustment of                          157                                       116                                       70
tax-exempt income
Net interest income                        $ 46,411                                   $ 42,759                                   $ 27,946
Net interest margin                                     4.00  %                                    3.81  %                                    3.74  %
(6)
                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                              



(1) Tax-exempt income on debt securities, equity securities and revenue bonds
included in commercial real estate loans is included on a tax-equivalent
basis.

(2) Average balances include unrealized gains (losses) on securities
available-for-sale. Equity securities include marketable equity securities and
restricted equity securities. Dividend payments may not be consistent and
average yield on equity securities may vary from month to month.

(3) Loans on nonaccrual status are included in the average balances.

(4) Including non-interest-bearing checking accounts, the average interest
rate on total deposits was 0.60%, 0.63% and 0.91% in the three months ended
September 30, 2012, June 30, 2012, and September 30, 2011, respectively.

(5) Interest rate spread represents the difference between the yield on
interest-earning assets and the cost of interest-bearing liabilities.

(6) Net interest margin represents net interest income (tax-equivalent basis)
divided by average interest-earning assets.

                                                                                            
BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Average Yields / Costs (Unaudited)
                                                                                                          
                         Nine Months Ended
                         September 30, 2012                               September 30, 2011
                         Average           Interest      Average          Average           Interest      Average
                         Balance           (1)           Yield/Cost       Balance           (1)           Yield/Cost
                         (Dollars in Thousands)
Assets:
Interest-earning
assets:
Short-term               $ 98,781          $ 166         0.23   %         $ 72,702          $ 77          0.14   %
investments
Investment
securities                 447,344           6,753       2.01   %           294,017           5,020       2.28   %
available-for-sale
(2)
Restricted equity          54,893            317         0.77   %           39,361            161         0.54   %
securities (2)
Commercial real            1,889,996         70,723      5.01   %           1,136,722         44,922      5.29   %
estate loans (3)
Commercial loans (3)       360,453           16,170      5.99   %           174,887           6,308       4.82   %
Equipment financing        384,453           22,000      7.63   %           215,786           13,366      8.26   %
(3)
Indirect automobile        577,857           18,132      4.19   %           576,488           21,591      5.01   %
loans (3)
Residential mortgage       498,929           16,675      4.46   %           332,467           11,205      4.49   %
loans (3)
Other consumer loans      269,473         9,587       4.75   %          74,886          2,222       3.97   %
(3)
Total
interest-earning           4,582,179        160,523     4.68   %           2,917,316        104,872     4.80   %
assets
Allowance for loan         (34,914   )                                      (30,340   )
and lease losses
Non-interest earning      405,524                                        133,079   
assets
Total assets             $ 4,952,789                                     $ 3,020,055 
                                                                                                          
Liabilities and
Stockholders'
Equity:
Interest-bearing
liabilities:
Deposits:
NOW accounts             $ 182,441         $ 162         0.12   %         $ 132,056         $ 166         0.17   %
Savings accounts           517,168           1,351       0.35   %           154,869           734         0.63   %
Money market               1,188,551         6,658       0.75   %           801,484           5,667       0.95   %
accounts
Certificates of           1,064,431       8,184       1.03   %          815,934         8,436       1.38   %
deposit
Total
interest-bearing           2,952,591         16,355      0.74   %           1,904,343         15,003      1.05   %
deposits (4)
Advances from the          723,934           10,502      1.94   %           412,260           7,854       2.55   %
FHLBB
Other borrowed funds      59,344          563         1.27   %          8,199           111         1.82   %
Total
interest-bearing           3,735,869        27,420      0.98   %           2,324,802        22,968      1.32   %
liabilities
Non-interest-bearing
demand
checking accounts          545,109                                          166,829
(4)
Other liabilities         67,793                                         26,136    
Total liabilities          4,348,771                                        2,517,767
Brookline Bancorp,
Inc. stockholders’         598,292                                          499,620
equity
Noncontrolling
interest in               5,726                                          2,668     
subsidiary
Total liabilities        $ 4,952,789                                     $ 3,020,055 
and equity
Net interest income
(tax equivalent
basis) /
Interest rate spread                         133,103     3.70   %                             81,904      3.48   %
(5)
Less adjustment of                          298                                             218
tax-exempt income
Net interest income                        $ 132,805                                        $ 81,686
Net interest margin                                      3.88   %                                         3.75   %
(6)
                                                                                                          
                                                                                                          



(1) Tax-exempt income on debt securities, equity securities and revenue bonds
included in commercial real estate loans is included on a tax-equivalent
basis.

(2) Average balances include unrealized gains (losses) on securities available
for sale. Equity securities include marketable equity securities and
restricted equity securities. Dividend payments may not be consistent and
average yield on equity securities may vary from month to month.

(3) Loans on nonaccrual status are included in the average balances.

(4) Including non-interest-bearing checking accounts, the average interest
rate on total deposits was 0.62% and 0.97% in the nine months ended September
30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

(5) Interest rate spread represents the difference between the yield on
interest-earning assets and the cost of interest-bearing liabilities.

(6) Net interest margin represents net interest income (tax equivalent basis)
divided by average interest-earning assets.

                                                                                    
BROOKLINE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Non-GAAP Financial Information (Unaudited)
                                                                                               
                                      Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,
                                      2012               2011               2012               2011
Reconciliation
Table -
Non-GAAP                              (Dollars in Thousands Except Share Data)
Financial
Information
                                                                                               
Net income
attributable                          $ 11,401           $ 6,275            $ 25,279           $ 20,543
to Brookline
Bancorp, Inc.
Add:
Merger-related
expenses                               -                487              3,972            1,411      
(after-tax)
Net earnings
from                                  $ 11,401          $ 6,762           $ 29,251          $ 21,954     
operations
                                                                                               
Earnings per
common share:
Basic                                 $ 0.16             $ 0.12             $ 0.42             $ 0.37
Diluted                                 0.16               0.12               0.42               0.37
                                                                                               
Weighted
average common
shares
outstanding
during the
period:
Basic                                   69,716,283         58,640,775         69,682,741         58,627,311
Diluted                                 69,754,473         58,640,973         69,718,072         58,630,124
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                   Sep 30, 2012       Jun 30, 2012       Mar 31, 2012       Dec 31, 2012       Sep 30, 2011
                   (Dollars in Thousands)
                                                                                               
Brookline
Bancorp, Inc.      $ 605,962          $ 598,865          $ 597,531            503,602          $ 501,890
stockholders’
equity
Less:
Goodwill             137,890            137,890            138,914            45,799             46,203
Identified
intangible          23,307           24,578           25,849           5,214            5,591      
assets
Tangible
stockholders'      $ 444,765         $ 436,397         $ 432,768         $ 452,589         $ 450,096    
equity
                                                                                               
Total assets         5,061,444          4,972,381          4,877,124          3,299,013          3,157,498
Less:
Goodwill             137,890            137,890            138,914            45,799             46,203
Identified
intangible          23,307           24,578           25,849           5,214            5,591      
assets
Tangible           $ 4,900,247       $ 4,809,913       $ 4,712,361       $ 3,248,000       $ 3,105,704  
assets
                                                                       
Tangible
stockholders’
equity to            9.08       %       9.07       %       9.18       %       13.93      %       14.49      %
tangible
assets
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                   Sep 30, 2012       Jun 30, 2012       Mar 31, 2012       Dec 31, 2011       Sep 30, 2011
                   (Dollars in Thousands Except Per Share Data)
                                                                                               
Tangible
stockholders'      $ 444,765         $ 436,397         $ 432,768         $ 452,589         $ 450,096    
equity
                                                                                               
Common shares        75,749,819         75,414,713         75,585,504         64,597,180         64,580,180
issued
Less:
Treasury            5,373,733        5,373,733        5,373,733        5,373,733        5,373,733  
shares
Number of
common shares       70,376,086       70,040,980       70,211,771       59,223,447       59,206,447 
outstanding
                                                                                               
Tangible book
value per          $ 6.32             $ 6.23             $ 6.16             $ 7.64             $ 7.60
common share

Contact:

Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
Julie A. Gerschick, 617-278-6406
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
jgerschick@brkl.com