Press Release

Paul Cellucci joins Eastern Insurance as senior vice president

NATICK, Mass., June 30, 2008 - Eastern Insurance Group LLC today announced the appointment of Paul J. Cellucci as senior vice president and commercial lines sales manager.

As sales manager, Cellucci will lead the agency's commercial lines sales team along with developing his own client base. He will also play an integral part in the corporate strategy and planning of the organization as it continues to grow. Eastern Insurance recently announced the acquisitions of Norwell-based MacIntyre, Fay & Thayer Insurance Agency, or MF&T, and the Marshfield-based Anderson Insurance Services, Inc., creating the region's leading provider of insurance products to businesses and consumers.

"I'm delighted to have someone of Paul's ability to lead our commercial lines sales team at Eastern Insurance," said Mark Levine, executive vice president. "His industry experience, along with his high level of energy, will surely bring successful new business opportunities to our agency."

A graduate of Brandeis University, Cellucci lives in Milford, Mass. with his wife and daughter. He is on the board of directors of the Wellesley Chapter of Kiwanis International.

Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Natick, Eastern Insurance Group LLC is one of the largest insurance agencies in the nation, serving more than 70,000 individuals and businesses. Eastern Insurance provides a full range of personal and commercial insurance products, and employee benefits services including group health and life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) planning. A subsidiary of Eastern Bank, Eastern Insurance has 23 offices located throughout eastern Massachusetts from Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod.