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United Financial Bancorp Inc (UBNK.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Stewart

65 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

William Crawford

51 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Raymond Lefurge

67 2014 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Eric Newell

37 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Marliese Shaw

52 2014 Executive Vice President, Secretary, IR Contact Officer

Mark Kucia

53 2014 Executive Vice President

Brandon Lorey

48 Executive Vice President

David Paulson

54 2014 Executive Vice President

Elizabeth Wynnick

46 2014 Executive Vice President

Michael Bars

60 2003 Director

Michael Crowley

58 2014 Director

Paula Aiello

54 2014 Independent Director

Kristen Johnson

50 2010 Independent Director

Carol Leary

69 2014 Independent Director

Kevin Ross

64 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Stewart

Mr. Robert A. Stewart, Jr. is a Independent Chairman of the Board of United Financial Bancorp Inc., Mr. Stewart is President of Chase, Clarke, Stewart & Fontana, Inc., an insurance agency located in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has served on the board of directors of many civic associations and non-profit corporations, and is currently a director and executive committee member of Behavioral Health Network, Inc. Mr. Stewart earned his Bachelor's degree in English from Colgate University. His expertise in matters relating to insurance and financial services and community service experience are valuable to the Board’s overall capabilities.

William Crawford

Mr. William H. W. Crawford, IV, is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the United Financial Bancorp Inc. He joined the Company in 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (formerly Rockville Financial, Inc.) and United Bank (formerly Rockville Bank) and held this position until the Merger, at which time Mr. Crawford's title became Chief Executive Officer of both entities. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Crawford served in numerous executive roles with Wells Fargo Bank, Wachovia Bank, and SouthTrust Bank from 1997 to 2010 including: Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, Eastern Virginia, Regional President/Executive Vice President in four different markets: Raleigh/Durham, Southeast Florida, Greensboro/Winston Salem, and Norfolk/Virginia Beach. Mr. Crawford has 28 years of industry experience including leading regional banks exceeding $4 billion in deposits and 1,000+ employee organizations. At United Bank, Mr. Crawford promotes an employee culture that emphasizes customer service, community giving and employee volunteerism. He currently serves as Chairman of the United Bank Connecticut Foundation which supports hundreds of local nonprofits in Connecticut each year. He has received accolades in recent years for his civic engagement, including the Human Relations Award in 2014 from the National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ) and an Honorary Degree from Manchester Community College in 2013 for his commitment to supporting students seeking an affordable higher education. In addition, due to his extensive banking experience that spans nearly three decades, Mr. Crawford is frequently invited to speak at local, regional and national industry events. Mr. Crawford earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of William & Mary.

Raymond Lefurge

Mr. Raymond H. Lefurge, Jr., is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of United Financial Bancorp Inc. Mr. Lefurge is a certified public accountant in public practice for over 46 years, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is the sole shareholder of the auditing, tax and accounting services firm of Lefurge & Gilbert, PC, CPAs, located in Vernon, Connecticut, where he also holds the position of President. Mr. Lefurge previously served as a director of a local publicly traded community bank and served as their Audit Committee Chairman. In addition, he served as a member of the Audit and Corporate Compliance Committee and the Planning Committee of Eastern Connecticut Health Network, a local health network which was acquired in September 2016. He additionally serves as trustee of an educational trust for the benefit of students of Vernon, Connecticut. He is an “audit committee financial expert” under the rules of the SEC. Mr. Lefurge earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton Ohio. His financial and leadership experience are valuable to the Board’s overall capabilities.

Eric Newell

Mr. Eric R. Newell is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He joined Rockville Bank in May 2011 as Vice President, Treasury Officer and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Treasury in March 2012. He was promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Treasury and Corporate Strategy in May 2013, and to his current position in November 2013. Mr. Newell holds a CFA designation and prior to joining the Bank he served as an analyst at Alliance Bernstein, as an analyst for Fitch Ratings, and as a Bank Examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), out of the Hartford, Connecticut office.

Marliese Shaw

Ms. Marliese L. Shaw is Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, IR Contact Officer of the Company. She joined Rockville Bank in May 2004 as Vice President, Treasury Officer, was appointed Vice President, Treasury Officer and Investor Relations Officer upon the close of the Company’s initial public offering and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Officer in March 2012 and appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Investor Relations Officer in May 2013. She was promoted to her current position in April 2014. Prior to 2004, Ms. Shaw served as Vice President, Treasury Officer for Tolland Bank, subsidiary of Alliance Bancorp of New England, located in Vernon, Connecticut. Ms. Shaw earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Real Estate Finance from the University of Connecticut.

Mark Kucia

Mr. Mark A. Kucia is a Executive Vice President of United Financial Bancorp Inc., Mr. Kucia joined Rockville Bank in October 2005 and ran the Commercial Banking Department from August 2007 until March 2014 when he was appointed to his current position. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Kucia served as Vice President, Senior Commercial Real Estate Lender at Liberty Bank located in Middletown, Connecticut and worked at Mechanics Bank in Hartford, Connecticut and BayBank in Springfield, Massachusetts, in a variety of roles covering all aspects of commercial banking. Mr. Kucia’s career began at the New York City offices of National Westminster Bank, PLC, on a corporate lending team.

Brandon Lorey

Mr. Brandon C. Lorey is Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined Rockville Bank in February 2013 and served as the Senior Vice President, Head of Consumer Lending until April 2014 when he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Lending. He was promoted to his current position in June 2015. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Lorey was the Chief Credit and Lending Officer for H&R Block Bank in Kansas City where he was in charge of loan origination and credit administration. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President at Sovereign Bank in Pennsylvania and held various roles at Chevy Chase Bank, Federal Savings Bank in Maryland, including Vice President of risk, finance, operations and direct sales.

David Paulson

Mr. David C. Paulson is a Executive Vice President of United Financial Bancorp Inc., He joined Rockville Bank in March 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Paulson was with Santander Bank N.A. where he was Managing Director and Commercial Banking Executive Vice President. Prior to Santander, Mr. Paulson served as Regional Vice President, Commercial Banking for Wells Fargo, as well as Commercial Banking Director, Senior Vice President for Wachovia Bank.

Elizabeth Wynnick

Ms. Elizabeth Wynnick is a Executive Vice President of United Financial Bancorp Inc., She joined Rockville Bank in April 2012 as Senior Vice President, Director of Internal Audit, was promoted to Executive Vice President, Director of Internal Audit in April 2014, and was promoted to her current position in December 2014. Ms. Wynnick holds a CPA and CFSA designation and is licensed to practice law in Connecticut. Prior to joining the Bank, she served as General Auditor of NewAlliance Bank and as Deputy General Auditor of Webster Bank. Ms. Wynnick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bentley College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy with a minor in Law, and received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), American Bar Association (ABA) and Connecticut Bar Association (CBA).

Michael Bars

Mr. Michael A. Bars is Director of the United Financial Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Bars is a managing partner of Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP, the largest law firm headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut and one of the largest law firms in Eastern Connecticut. Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP is a general practice law firm with offices in Vernon and Mansfield, Connecticut. Mr. Bars is on the Board of Directors of The Hundred Club of Connecticut, Inc. and is a past Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Inc., a local health network which was acquired in September 2016. He has served on the boards of directors of numerous community organizations. Mr. Bars earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Connecticut. His legal and community service experience are valuable to the Board’s overall capabilities.

Michael Crowley

Mr. Michael F. Crowley is a Director of United Financial Bancorp Inc., Mr. Crowley is the President of Crowley Real Estate Appraisers, Inc. and M.F.C. Systems, Inc., companies located in Wilbraham, Massachusetts that provide commercial real estate appraisal, realty consultation and project management services in the region. He develops and has ownership interests in a number of commercial real estate ventures in the Western Massachusetts region and has extensive experience in valuing commercial real estate throughout the region. Mr. Crowley is a current Director and Past President of the Springfield Riverfront Development Corporation, the real estate subsidiary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and has served on numerous civic and governmental boards of directors over the past 27 years. Mr. Crowley earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Western New England College, and he holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. His real estate subject matter expertise and community service experience are valuable to the Board’s overall capabilities.

Paula Aiello

Ms. Paula A. Aiello is Independent Director of the United Financial Bancorp Inc. Ms. Aiello is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration for Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. of Worcester. She is a certified public accountant and is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Central Massachusetts Financial Executives Organization.

Kristen Johnson

Ms. Kristen A. Johnson is an Independent Director of United Financial Bancorp Inc. Ms. Johnson is the Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Secretary of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. in Clinton, Connecticut. Prior to joining Connecticut Water Service, Inc., she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer at Rockville Bank from 1996 to 2007. Ms. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elms College and earned a Master's degree from American International College in Human Resources Development. She is additionally a Certified Compensation Professional. Her human resources leadership and executive compensation, banking and related business experience, as well as her community service experience, are valuable to the Board’s overall capabilities.

Carol Leary

Ms. Carol A. Leary is a Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Leary is the President of Bay Path University, located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and serves on the board of directors of several major area not-for-profit organizations, including serving as a member of the compensation committee for a major charitable foundation located in the Company’s local community, namely the Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation. Dr. Leary received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University in Political Science, earned a Master's degree from SUNY Albany in Student Personnel and Counseling, and earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from American University. As the leader of a complex organization with hundreds of employees, Dr. Leary’s executive experience, as well as her extensive knowledge of community affairs, are valuable to the Board’s overall capabilities.

Kevin Ross

Mr. Kevin E. Ross is a Independent Director of United Financial Bancorp Inc., Mr. Ross is a certified insurance counselor. He is the Vice President and Treasurer of Ross Insurance Agency, Inc., located in Holyoke, Massachusetts and has served on the board of directors of many civic associations and non-profit corporations over the years. Mr. Ross graduated from Worcester Academy and earned a Bachelor's degree in Business from Bryant University. His experience in the insurance and financial services industries, and his long time significant leadership and involvement in community service are valuable to the Board’s overall capabilities.