Hampden Bancorp, Inc. Announces Retirement of Stuart F. Young, Jr. From Board of Directors

  Hampden Bancorp, Inc. Announces Retirement of Stuart F. Young, Jr. From
  Board of Directors

Business Wire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- February 19, 2013

Stuart F. Young, Jr. has announced his retirement from the Board of Directors
of Hampden Bank (the “Bank”) and Hampden Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”)
(NASDAQ:HBNK). Mr. Young shall continue to serve as a consultant, without
compensation, to the Board of Directors until April 30, 2013. He has served as
a director of the Company since 2007 and as a director of the Bank since 1986.
Mr. Young has also served as Chairman of the Board.

“We want to extend our appreciation to Mr. Young for his years of service with
our organization. The Board is grateful for his dedication and his
contributions to the Bank over the last twenty-seven years. We congratulate
him on his retirement and wish him well in his future endeavors,” stated,
Glenn S. Welch, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hampden Bancorp, Inc.
and Hampden Bank.

About Hampden Bank

Established in 1852, Hampden Bank is a full service community bank serving the
families and businesses in and around Hampden County. The Bank has ten office
locations in Springfield, Agawam, Longmeadow, West Springfield, Wilbraham, and
Indian Orchard. Hampden Bank offers customers the latest in internet banking,
including on-line banking and bill payment services.

Special Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements herein constitute “forward-looking statements” within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other
federal securities laws. These statements are based on the beliefs and
expectations of management, as well as the assumptions made using information
currently available to management. Because these statements reflect the views
of management concerning future events, these statements involve risks,
uncertainties and assumptions. As a result, actual results may differ from
those contemplated by these statements. Forward-looking statements can be
identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or
current facts. They often include words like “believe”, “expect”,
“anticipate”, “estimate”, and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as
“will”, “would”, “should”, “could”, or “may.” Certain factors that could have
a material adverse effect on the operations of the Bank include, but are not
limited to, increased competitive pressure among financial service companies,
national and regional economic conditions, changes in interest rates, changes
in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits, legislative and regulatory
changes, adverse changes in the securities markets, inability of key
third-party providers to perform their obligations to Hampden Bank, and
changes in relevant accounting principles and guidelines. Additionally, other
risks and uncertainties are described in the Company’s filings Annual Report
on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”)
including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30,
2012, which is available through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These risks
and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking
statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date of this report. The Company disclaims any
intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether in
response to new information, future events or otherwise.


Hampden Bancorp, Inc.
Robert Massey, 413-452-5181
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