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The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation Into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc. in Connection With the Sale of the Company to Brookline Bancorp, Inc.

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc. ("Bancorp Rhode Island" or the "Company") for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Brookline Bancorp, Inc. Under the terms of the transaction, Bancorp Rhode Island shareholders may elect to receive either $48.25 in cash or 4.686 shares of Brookline Bancorp common stock per Bancorp Rhode Island share they own. The transaction has a total value of approximately $234 million.

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The investigation concerns whether the Bancorp Rhode Island Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to Bancorp Rhode Island stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Brookline Bancorp, Inc. is underpaying for Bancorp Rhode Island shares, thus unlawfully harming Bancorp Rhode Island stockholders.

If you own common stock in Bancorp Rhode Island and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or visit .

Levi & Korsinsky has expertise in prosecuting investor securities litigation and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud and represents investors throughout the nation, concentrating its practice in securities and shareholder litigation. The attorneys at Levi & Korsinsky have been appointed by numerous courts throughout the country to serve as lead counsel on behalf of shareholders in major litigations involving mergers and acquisitions. For more information, please feel free to contact any of the attorneys listed below. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

CONTACT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Joseph Levi, Esq. Eduard Korsinsky, Esq. 30 Broad Street - 15th Floor New York, NY 10004 Tel: (212) 363-7500 Toll Free: (877) 363-5972 Fax: (212) 363-7171 www.zlk.com