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Northeast Bank Donates Funds to Support Anti-Bullying Programs in Portland Area

April 1st, 2013

Northeast Bank today announced that is has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) to support its violence prevention and anti-bullying programs in schools. The School-Based Education program services grades K-12 and is dedicated to teaching youth how to respond to and prevent bullying, as well as sexual violence.

“SARSSM is a well-respected organization known for its highly effective work with harassment prevention, education and awareness,” said Jim Delamater, President and CEO of the Northeast Community Banking Division. “We are fortunate to have an organization of SARSSM’s caliber in our city and are pleased to be supporting them.”

SARSSM’s School-Based Education Program offers age-appropriate curriculums that teach youth the importance of seeking support if they are or have been the victim of any mistreatment. Additionally, the program encompasses teacher and faculty training, ensuring that students receive the necessary support subsequent to a training session.

“The generous donation from Northeast Bank will enable us to provide free services to hundreds of youth in need,” said Amy Raina, Education Program Manager at SARSSM. “We cannot thank the bank enough for its kindness and support.”

For those who would like to further assist SARSSM, please visit www.sarsonline.org/donate or call 207.828.1035. You may also provide support by attending its benefit, the Chocolate Lovers Fling, on Sunday, April 7 at 2pm; tickets are available for purchase at www.chocolateloversfling.org/tickets.html.

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.