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Cox Appointed Vice President Mortgage Originator

NEWPORT, R.I. (January 5, 2017) - BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie has announced the appointment of Matthew T. Cox to vice president, mortgage loan originator. He will be responsible for originating residential mortgage loans, construction loans, and refinancing in the Newport County geographic market.

With over 15 years experience in residential mortgage lending and as a mortgage broker, Matthew comes to BankNewport from Embrace Home Loans in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he served as a mortgage loan originator. He was formerly president and primary mortgage broker for Great Island Mortgage Inc. in Warwick.

Matthew earned a certification in International Business from FORCOMEX at University in Lille, France. He is a member of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce.

Matthew is a resident of Middletown, Rhode Island.

About BankNewport

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island.  In addition, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of BankNewport, offers a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services.  With 15 banking offices and $1.4 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities.