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Michael A. Tyler named Chief Investment Officer at Eastern Bank Wealth Management

BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2012 – Eastern Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Boston, today announced the appointment of Michael A. Tyler as Chief Investment Officer of the bank’s wealth management division. He will report directly to William Walsh, senior vice president and director of Eastern Bank Wealth Management.

Tyler brings 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to Eastern Bank. Prior to joining Eastern, Tyler founded and managed West Shore Investment Management LLC, a fundamentally-driven long/short equity hedge fund in San Francisco.

From 1986 to 2002, Tyler served as a partner, portfolio manager and equity analyst at Wellington Management Company LLP in Boston. At Wellington, he built the firm’s telecom investment practice and managed mutual funds specializing in the global telecom industry.

Tyler is a Chartered Financial Analyst and earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with honors from Princeton University. He earned an MBA with highest honors from Harvard Business School.

Tyler served on the board of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco, for whom he also co-edited and published an LGBT prayer book that has received international acclaim.

About Eastern Bank
Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is the largest independent and mutually owned bank in New England, with $8 billion in assets and more than 90 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 includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance. For more information, visit www.easternbank.com or www.facebook.com/easternbank.

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