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Northeast Bank Donates $5,000 to YWCA Lewiston Fire Victims Fund

Lewiston, ME
May 7th, 2013

Grant will help the more than 200 displaced residents start over after Lewiston fires

Northeast Bank today announced today a $5,000 donation to the YWCA of Central Maine, which will be directed toward its newly created Lewiston Fire Victims Fund. The fund is a new YWCA initiative, established in response to the growing needs of victims affected by the recent downtown fires. All donations contributed to the fund will go toward assisting victims purchase critical necessities and household items as they work to rebuild their lives.

“Northeast Bank has been an early supporter of our efforts to assist fire victims, and I cannot thank them enough for their generous donation to help establish our fund,” said Kathy Durgin-Leighton, Executive Director, YWCA of Central Maine. “We are pleased to offer a way to help displaced residents and are thankful for the community support we have received thus far.”

Heidi Jacques, Director of Human Resources and Jim Delamater, President and CEO, Community Banking Division, both of Northeast Bank, with Kathy Durgin-Leighton, Executive Director of the YWCA of Central Maine

For individuals who would like to donate, please make checks payable to the YWCA Lewiston Fire Victims Fund and mail or deliver the donation to 130 East Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240. Individuals can also donate online by accessing the link on the YWCA of Central Maine’s Facebook page.

“We are proud that Northeast Bank was able to step up in this time of need, donating funds, and offering employee volunteers  to the YWCA,” said Jim Delamater, President and CEO of the Northeast Community Banking Division. “We hope that this will make a positive impact on the lives of the fire victims, and are grateful to our employees and to the YWCA for all they are doing to support our community.”

The YWCA is accepting donations from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the YWCA at 207.795.4050.

About Northeast Bank:
Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBN) is the holding company for Northeast Bank, a full-service bank headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. Northeast Bank offers traditional banking services through its Community Banking Division, which operates ten full-service branches, some with investment centers, and five loan production offices that serve individuals and businesses located in western and south-central Maine, southern New Hampshire, and southeastern Massachusetts. Northeast Bank’s Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group purchases and originates commercial loans for the Bank’s portfolio. ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank, offers savings products to consumers online. More information regarding Northeast Bank can be found at www.northeastbank.com.

For more information, please contact Northeast Bank’s Jillian Doherty at 207.786.3245 ext. 4984.