Camden National Corporation Files Shelf Registration

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					Camden National Corporation Files Shelf Registration
January 22, 2010 04:35 PM Eastern Time  

CAMDEN, Maine--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Gregory A. Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden Nation
(NASDAQ®: CAC; the “Company”), announced today the filing of a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the S
Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

"The shelf registration basically files the paperwork that would be needed should the need arise to raise capital in the future," said D
"Camden National is in a solid capital position and the filing of this registration statement will provide us the flexibility to address gen
needs and, if needed, to act on market opportunities in a consolidating banking landscape. Overall, this positions us to execute on o
strengthen our franchise.” 

The shelf registration statement is subject to review by the SEC and will be effective only following SEC approval. The filing of this r
statement only provides the Company with the ability to issue securities, it does not require the Company to do so. If and when the
statement is declared effective by the SEC, it would grant the Company a three-year option to offer and sell, in one or more public
aggregate of $100 million worth of common stock, debt securities, or warrants, either separately or together.

In the registration statement, the Company stated that it intends to use the net proceeds from any sale of securities for general corpo
These may include, among other purposes, contribution to the capital of Camden National Bank (a wholly owned subsidiary of the
support lending and investing activities; the repayment of debt; the repurchase of outstanding shares of common stock; potential acq
institutions, branches or lines of business; or other investments in activities as permitted for bank holding companies.

Camden National Corporation, recently ranked 11th in USBanker's 2009 list of top-performing mid-tier banks, is the holding com
employing more than 400 Maine residents for two financial services companies including Camden National Bank along with its divisi
and the wealth management company, Acadia Trust, N.A. Camden National Bank, named in 2009 as the Finance Authority of Mai
Institution of the Year,” is a full-service community bank with a network of 37 banking offices serving coastal, western, central, and
Acadia Trust offers investment management and fiduciary services with offices in Portland, Bangor, and Ellsworth. Located at Cam
Bank, Acadia Financial Consultants offers full-service brokerage and insurance services.

Contacts
Camden National Corporation
Chance Farago, 207-230-2120
Public Relations Officer
cfarago@camdennational.com

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Description: CAMDEN, Maine--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Gregory A. Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ®: CAC; the “Company”), announced today the filing of a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). "The shelf registration basically files the paperwork that would be needed should the need arise to raise capital in the future," said Dufour. He added, "Camden National is in a solid capital posit a style='font-size: 10px;
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