Eastern Bank Welcomes Boston Battery LLC As An Asset Based Lending Customer

Provides $8 Million Of Financing For Working Capital, Real Estate And Equipment

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eastern Bank is pleased to announce Boston Battery LLC as a new asset based lending customer. Boston Battery is an independent, locally owned wholesale distributor of Interstate Batteries, North America’s market leading automotive battery brand for over 60 years. Boston Battery serves the southern New England market via its four retail locations and over 1,000 authorized dealers. The company also offers a wide variety of non-automotive batteries for household, medical and industrial applications.

“We have quadrupled the size of our business over the past 10 years, through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth, and we look forward to partnering with Eastern Bank to continue on this growth trajectory,” said Daniel Schmitz, President of Boston Battery. “Following a selection process and now having worked with the team at Eastern for several months, we are confident in their willingness and ability to support us in all of our financing needs.”

“On behalf of everyone at Eastern, we are excited to welcome Boston Battery as a new customer and to support a business working across our local economy,” said Greg Buscone, Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer of Eastern Bank.

Eastern provides a range of commercial financing offerings to help companies across many industries to improve cash flow, increase efficiencies and build for the future. Commercial lending solutions include working capital/lines of credit, equipment/term loans, real estate loans, acquisition financing, asset based lending and employee stock ownership plan-related financing.

The Commercial Banking team advising Boston Battery includes Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer Greg Buscone, Head of Asset Based Lending Don Lewis, and Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager Dan Bolger.

About Eastern Bank

Founded in 1818, Boston-based Eastern Bank has more than 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. As of December 31, 2021, Eastern Bank had approximately $24 billion in total assets. Eastern provides banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes, including through its Eastern Wealth Management division and its Eastern Insurance Group LLC subsidiary. Eastern takes pride in its outspoken advocacy and community support that includes $240 million in charitable giving since 1994. An inclusive company, Eastern employs approximately 2,100 deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities. Join us for good at www.easternbank.com and follow Eastern on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Eastern Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: EBC) is the stock holding company for Eastern Bank. For investor information, visit investor.easternbank.com.

Contacts

Media contact:
Andrea Goodman

Eastern Bank

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Investor contact:
Jill Belliveau

Eastern Bankshares, Inc.

InvestorRelations@easternbank.com
781-598-7920