First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Earnings of $0.15 Basic and $0.14 Diluted Earnings Per Share Driven by a 47% Increase in Linked Quarter Earnings

“We are pleased with our second quarter results which reflect a significant lift in earnings, driven by our core banking activities of taking in deposits and making loans. The strategic investments made in our company over the past several years are beginning to be reflected in our earnings which have increased 47% linked quarter and 167% year over year. We continue to reward shareholders by growing tangible book value and paying dividends,” stated John J. Patrick Jr., First Connecticut Bancorp’s Chairman, President & CEO.

First Connecticut will host a conference call on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00pm Eastern Time to discuss second quarter results.Those wishing to participate in the call may dial-in to the call at 1-888-336-7151.The international dial-in number is 1-412-902-4177.A webcast of the call will be available on the Investor Relations Section of the Farmington Bank website for an extended period of time.

In addition to historical information, this earnings release may contain forward-looking statements for purposes of applicable securities laws. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements may or may not include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or “may.” Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties. There are a number of important factors described in documents previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to those forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

In addition to evaluating the Company’s financial performance in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), management routinely supplements their evaluation with an analysis of certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as core net income, the efficiency ratio and tangible book value per share. A reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure; net income in the case of core net income and the efficiency ratio and stockholders’ equity in the case of tangible book value per share, appears in tabular form in the accompanying Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures table.

We believe that providing certain non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with information useful in understanding our financial performance, our performance trends and financial position. Specifically, we provide measures based on what we believe are our operating earnings on a consistent basis and exclude non-core operating items which affect the GAAP reporting of results of operations. The Company believes that core net income is useful for both investors and management to understand the effects of items that are non-recurring and infrequent in nature. The Company believes that the efficiency ratio, which measures the costs expended to generate a dollar of revenue, is useful in the assessment of financial performance, including non-interest expense control. The Company believes that tangible book value per share is useful to evaluate the relative strength of the Company’s capital position. The Company does not have goodwill and intangible assets for any of the periods presented. As such, tangible book value per common share is equal to book value per common share.

We utilize these measures for internal planning and forecasting purposes. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for GAAP basis measures and results, and we strongly encourage investors to review our consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.