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Helen Hayden Topor Joins Salem Five
as Senior Vice President of Human Resources



SALEM, Mass., January 23, 2013 – Salem Five President and CEO Joseph M. Gibbons is pleased to announce that Helen Hayden Topor has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources. In this role Ms. Topor will oversee all management functions, human resource policy and employee benefits. She will also be responsible for company-wide recruiting, training and development.


“As an independent mutual bank, our human resources department is integral to our core identity as we seek to attract and cultivate employees who embody our values. We’re committed to maintaining an environment where employees thrive and grow into positions where they can contribute to our growth by serving our customers and communities,” said Joseph Gibbons. “Helen’s twenty years of experience and extensive background in human resources, talent management and employee relations is an enormous asset to Salem Five. And we’re excited to be adding such a talented leader to our team.”


Ms. Topor joins Salem Five from New Boston Fund, Inc., a real estate investment, management and development firm, where she was the Chief Administrative Human Services Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Topor received her bachelor’s degree from Regis College. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers.


Salem Five Bancorp is the parent company of Salem Five (, a mutual institution founded in 1855 which designs and delivers sophisticated retail and commercial banking products and services coupled with smart technology. Salem Five’s products and services all originate from its core belief that better banking starts with listening. Among the first banks in the country to offer online banking, Salem Five continues to innovate, providing banking access wherever its customers need it: online, mobile, ATMs, offices, phone, email and more. Salem Five is one of the largest Massachusetts-headquartered banks with $3.3 billion in assets and 29 retail branches in Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties. Salem Five Mortgage Company finances more homes statewide than any other Massachusetts bank, and has offices throughout Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island. Salem Five Investment Services offers financial and retirement planning, portfolio review and money management with a focus on retirement income. Salem Five Insurance Agency provides personal and commercial insurance. Deposits are insured through the FDIC and DIF. Investment and Insurance products sold through Salem Five Investment Services, LLC or Salem Five Insurance Services, LLC are:  not FDIC insured, not bank guaranteed, may lose value, not a deposit and not insured by any federal government agency.