Brookline Bancorp, Inc. is a Delaware-chartered savings and loan holding company of Brookline Bank (Brookline or the Bank), a federally-chartered stock savings institution. The principal business of Brookline and its subsidiaries is to accept consumer and commercial deposits, originate loans to individuals and commercial businesses, and to provide cash management and investment advisory services. Lending activities are concentrated in the origination of mortgage loans secured by commercial and residential properties, secured and unsecured commercial loans to small and mid-sized businesses, indirect automobile loans, home equity loans and other consumer loans. The Company also provides specialty equipment financing through its subsidiary, Eastern Funding LLC, which is based in New York City. On February 28, 2011, the Company acquired First Ipswich Bancorp. In January 2012, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. acquired Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc.