SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 23, 2012
MERIDIAN INTERSTATE BANCORP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|10 Meridian Street, East Boston, Massachusetts||02128|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 567-1500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
On October 23, 2012, Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. issued a press release announcing earnings for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99 to this report.
The press release attached as an exhibit to this Current Report pursuant to this Item 2.02 is being furnished to, and not filed with, the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99||Press release dated October 23, 2012|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
|MERIDIAN INTERSTATE BANCORP, INC.|
DATE: October 23, 2012
|Mark L. Abbate|
|Senior Vice President, Treasurer and|
|Chief Financial Officer|