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Eastern Bank renews as Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra sponsor

YARMOUTH PORT, MA, June 8, 2009 – The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra (CCSO) announced today that Eastern Bank has renewed its “Conductor Sponsorship” for the 2009/2010 music season. The agreement marks Eastern Bank’s second season of support of Maestro Jung-Ho Pak and his 85-member orchestra.

“We are very excited to continue our relationship with Eastern Bank,” said CCSO Executive Director Jerome Karter. “Eastern Bank has shown tremendous interest in our community and truly understands how important it is to support local organizations such as ours.”

Under the directorship of Maestro Pak, the CCSO presents 10 Classics performances and eight CapePOPS! performances in the 1,400-seat Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis. From September to May, more than 25,000 tickets are sold to music lovers of all ages, reaching over 11,000 concert-goers.

“Eastern Bank is proud to support the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, an organization with world-class musicians and deep roots in the community,” said Carol McMullen, president, Eastern Bank Wealth Management. “The CCSO offers a premier brand of entertainment on the Cape in a highly accessible and innovative way for the entire community.”

About Eastern Bank
Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is the largest independent and mutually owned bank in New England, with almost $7.0 billion in assets and more than 80 branches serving communities from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod.  Eastern Bank offers banking, investments and insurance all under one roof, and prides itself on working harder to understand its customers’ needs so it can deliver these services in a committed and personal way.  Eastern Bank’s subsidiaries include Eastern Wealth Management, Eastern Insurance and Fantini & Gorga, a real estate advisory firm.

For more information, contact: Andrew Ravens, Public Relations, Eastern Bank,(781) 598-8528, or e-mail Andrew Ravens.

About the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra
The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra is one of the largest professional orchestras in Massachusetts. With a reputation for blending innovation with accessibility, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra combines a polished, professional standing ensemble with world-class soloists and featured artists in compelling programs that have entertained and inspired both Cape Cod residents and vacationers for nearly 50 years. For additional information, visit www.capesymphony.org.

For more information, contact: Andrew Ravens, Public Relations, Eastern Bank, 781-598-8528, or e-mail Andrew Ravens.