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					Hingham Institution for Savings: 4.3% Increase in
Dividend Announced
September 23, 2010 09:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time  

HINGHAM, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--HINGHAM INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS (Nasdaq –
HIFS), Hingham, Massachusetts announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of
$0.24 per share. The dividend will be paid on October 20, 2010 to stockholders of record as of October 8, 2010.

Robert H. Gaughen, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, in announcing the dividend, stated, “This
67th consecutive quarterly dividend represents a 4.3% increase over the prior quarter’s dividend. We remain
committed to our traditionally conservative strategies and practices. Our record results are especially pleasing in light
of current events. We are proud of the fact that we have increased cash dividends to shareholders in each of the past
15 years.” 

In addition to regular quarterly cash dividends, Hingham Institution for Savings has declared special cash dividends in
each of the last fifteen years. Future dividends will be considered by the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.

Hingham Institution for Savings is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank located in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Incorporated in 1834, it is the oldest financial institution headquartered in Hingham and one of the oldest in the
Commonwealth. The Bank’s main offices are located on Main Street, Hingham, Massachusetts 02043, phone (781)
749-2200. The Bank also maintains branch offices in South Hingham and the neighboring towns of Cohasset, Hull,
Norwell, Scituate, and Weymouth, as well as the South End of Boston.

The Bank’s shares of common stock are listed and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol HIFS.

Contacts
Robert H. Gaughen, Jr., President
or
Hingham Institution for Savings
William M. Donovan, Jr.
781-749-2200
Vice President-Administration

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