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Northeast Bank Donates Funds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Androscoggin and Oxford Counties

March 29th, 2013

Northeast Bank today announced that is has awarded a $2,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Androscoggin and Oxford counties in support of its Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Big Brothers and Big Sisters is dedicated to helping children realize their potential and help them shape a successful future.

“The Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a wonderful event that dozens of Northeast Bank employees participate in each year,” said Jim Delamater, President and CEO of the Northeast Community Banking Division. “We are proud to help our youth community gain positive life experiences and develop into successful young adults.”

The Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers and Big Sisters’ principal annual fundraiser. This year the event will benefit the 110 children, between the ages of 8 and 14, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves throughout Androscoggin and Oxford counties. The survival of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program relies solely on the generosity of the community, as it does not receive any state or federal funding.

Mike Burke, CEO of Community Concepts; Hallie Twomey, Bowl for Kids’ Sake Coordinator; Kristen Soule, Program Manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Androscoggin & Oxford Counties; Matthew Shaw, Northeast Bank, and Christine Hufnagel LCSW CADC, Director of Family Services of Community Concepts

"We greatly appreciate the generous support from Northeast Bank,” said Kristen Soule, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Manager. “All funds raised through the Bowl for Kids' Sake event support Big and Little matches within our communities. We would not be able to make the impact that we do without the support of local businesses like Northeast Bank."

For those who would like to further assist Big Brothers Big Sisters, please visit www.community-concepts.org/big-brothersbig-sisters or call 207.795.4065. You may also provide assistance by volunteering to participate in the Community-based mentoring program; for information regarding this, please call 207.795.4065.

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.