Form 11-K Meridian Bancorp, Inc. For: Dec 31

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

____________________

 

FORM 11-K

____________________

 

 

Annual Report Pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020

 

 

OR

 

 

 

Transition Report Pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the transition period from _______ to _______

 

Commission file number 001-36573

______________________

 

 

A.

Full title of the plan and address of the plan, if different from that of the issuer name below:

 

East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

 

 

 

B.

Name of the issuer of the securities held pursuant to the plan and the address of its principal executive office:

 

Meridian Bancorp, Inc.

67 Prospect Street

Peabody, Massachusetts 01960

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

*  Other schedules required by Section 2520.103.10 of the Department of Labor Rules and Regulations and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 have been omitted because they were not applicable.

 


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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

 

To the Board of Directors, Plan Participants, and Plan Administrator of the East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan:

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”) as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the related statements of changes in net assets available for benefits for the years then ended, and the related notes to the financial statements (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Plan as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

Report on Supplemental Information

The supplemental schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of December 31, 2020, has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental information is the responsibility of the Plan’s management.  Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental schedule reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental schedule. In forming our opinion on the supplemental schedule, we evaluated whether the supplemental schedule, including the form and content, is presented in conformity with the Department of Labor's Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, such schedule is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.

 

 

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2013.

 

/s/ Wolf & Company, P.C.

 

Boston, Massachusetts

June 23, 2021

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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits

 

December 31, 2020 and 2019

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments at fair value

 

$

70,481,641

 

 

$

60,964,588

 

Notes receivable from participants

 

 

1,166,582

 

 

 

1,369,258

 

Net assets available for benefits

 

$

71,648,223

 

 

$

62,333,846

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.


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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Statements of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits

Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Additions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions to net assets attributed to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net appreciation in fair value of investments

 

$

4,998,615

 

 

$

9,632,089

 

Dividends and interest on investments

 

 

3,146,109

 

 

 

2,518,004

 

Total investment income

 

 

8,144,724

 

 

 

12,150,093

 

Interest income on notes receivable from participants

 

 

71,759

 

 

 

76,270

 

Contributions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employer

 

 

2,368,838

 

 

 

2,337,781

 

Participants

 

 

2,891,783

 

 

 

2,868,575

 

Rollovers

 

 

209,559

 

 

 

369,782

 

Total contributions

 

 

5,470,180

 

 

 

5,576,138

 

Total additions

 

 

13,686,663

 

 

 

17,802,501

 

Deductions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deductions from net assets attributed to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits paid to participants

 

 

4,349,623

 

 

 

2,684,574

 

Administrative expenses

 

 

22,663

 

 

 

23,408

 

Total deductions

 

 

4,372,286

 

 

 

2,707,982

 

Net increase

 

 

9,314,377

 

 

 

15,094,519

 

Net assets available for benefits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of the year

 

 

62,333,846

 

 

 

47,239,327

 

End of the year

 

$

71,648,223

 

 

$

62,333,846

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.


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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements

Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

1.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAN

The following description of the East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”) provides only general information.  Participants should refer to the Plan agreement, and related amendments, for more complete information.  

General  

The purpose of the Plan is to enable participating employees of the East Boston Savings Bank (the “Bank”), a subsidiary of Meridian Bancorp, Inc., to accumulate capital for their future economic security.  The Plan enables participants to supplement their retirement income by accumulating an individual account balance during their years of employment with the Bank.

The Plan is a defined contribution plan covering substantially all employees of the Bank.  It is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).

All assets acquired under this Plan as a result of participant and Bank contributions, income and other additions will be administered, distributed, forfeited and otherwise governed by the provisions of this Plan.  The Plan is administered by the Bank for the exclusive benefit of participants in the Plan and their beneficiaries.

Eligibility

Each employee who has completed at least 3 months of service with the Bank and is 18 years of age or older is eligible to make salary deferrals into the Plan.  Once an employee has completed 6 months of service, they are eligible to receive the Bank matching and safe harbor profit sharing contributions.

Contributions

Each year, participants may contribute up to 75% of their annual compensation, as defined in the Plan. Participants who have attained age 50 before the end of the Plan year are eligible to make catch-up contributions. Participants may also contribute amounts representing distributions from other qualified defined benefit or defined contribution plans (rollover). Participants direct the investment of their contributions into various investment options offered by the Plan. The Plan includes an auto-enrollment provision whereby all newly eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the Plan unless they affirmatively elect not to participate in the Plan. Automatically enrolled participants have their deferral rate set at 3% of eligible compensation which will increase 1% annually until it reaches a maximum of 8% of eligible compensation and the contributions are invested in a designated balanced fund until changed by the participant. The Bank contributes 50% of the first 8% of base compensation that a participant contributes to the Plan.  Additionally, the Bank makes safe harbor nonelective profit sharing contributions in an amount equal to 3% of eligible compensation.  During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 the Bank made profit sharing contributions of approximately $1,197,000 and $1,170,000, respectively, to the Plan. Contributions are subject to certain IRS limitations.

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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (Continued)

Vesting

Participants are vested immediately in their contributions and Bank contributions plus actual earnings thereon.

Forfeitures

There are no Plan forfeitures since a participants account is 100% vested at all times.  

Investment Options

Upon enrollment in the Plan, a participant may direct the manner in which their salary deferral, rollover and Bank matching and profit sharing contributions will be invested.  Such investment directives may be changed in accordance with the procedures established by the Bank.  A participant may currently choose from the various mutual funds and money market accounts offered through Fidelity Investments, Meridian Bancorp, Inc. common stock and other investments as allowed by the Bank.

Notes Receivable from Participants

Loans to participants are made in accordance with provisions in the Plan.  Each loan shall be fully secured by 100% of the participant’s vested interest in the Plan and shall be limited to 50% of the participant’s vested interest in the Plan.  Loans shall be in an amount not less than $1,000 or greater than $50,000.  Each loan shall bear an adequate rate of interest as determined by the Bank and will generally be required to be repaid through regular payroll deductions within five (5) years of the date it is made, unless such loan is used to acquire a principal residence of the participant in which case the term is extended.  A participant is not allowed to have more than one loan outstanding at any time.

Pursuant to the CARES Act, Plan participants could request a delay of note repayments for repayments that occurred between March 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020 for one year. The participant’s note was re-amortized and included any interest accrued during the period of delay. The ability to request a delay in note repayments under the CARES Act ceased as of December 31, 2020.

Distributions

On termination of service due to death, disability, or retirement, a participant may elect to receive either a lump sum amount equal to the value of the participant’s vested interest in his or her account, annual installments, or other forms of distribution as allowed by the plan. For termination of service for other reasons, a participant may receive the value of the vested interest in his or her account as a lump sum distribution.

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) that was signed into law on March 27, 2020, participants who were currently receiving required minimum distributions were offered the option to waive their 2020 distribution and participants who were due to receive the first required distribution in 2020 had their distribution automatically waived. The ability to request special waivers with respect to required minimum distributions under the CARES Act ceased as of December 31, 2020.

Additionally, the CARES Act permitted Plan participants to request up to $100,000 in coronavirus-related distributions, with repayment terms of up to three years. The ability to request coronavirus-related distributions under the CARES Act ceased as of December 31, 2020.

 

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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (Continued)

Plan Termination

Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Bank has the right under the Plan to discontinue its contributions and to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA.  In the event of plan termination, participants will remain 100% vested in their accounts.

2.

SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

The financial statements of the Plan are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting.

Use of Estimates

The presentation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires the Bank to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and changes therein, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Investment Valuation and Income Recognition

Investments are reported at fair value. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The Plan’s Investment Committee determines the Plan’s valuation policies utilizing information provided by the investment advisers, and custodians. See Note 3 for discussion of fair value measurements.

 

Purchases and sales of securities are recorded on a trade-date basis. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Net appreciation or depreciation includes the Plan's gains and losses on investments bought and sold as well as held during the year.

Notes Receivable from Participants

Notes receivable from participants are measured at their unpaid principal balance plus any accrued but unpaid interest.  Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Related fees are recorded as administrative expenses and are expensed when they are incurred. No allowance for credit losses has been recorded as of December 31, 2020 or 2019.

Benefit Payments

Benefits are recorded when paid.

Administrative Expenses  

Substantially all administrative costs of the Plan were paid by the Bank for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, except for loan origination and annual loan maintenance fees which are paid by the participants that have participant loans and administrative fees charged to accounts of non-active employees. Investment-related expenses are included in net appreciation of investments.

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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (Continued)

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement which modifies disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. This guidance was adopted beginning January 1, 2020.

 

3.

FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The framework for measuring fair value provides a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). Valuation techniques maximize the use of relevant observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under Topic 820 are described as follows:

 

Level 1 – Valuation is based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.  Valuations are obtained from readily available pricing sources for market transactions involving identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2 – Valuation is based on observable inputs other than Level 1 prices, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.  

Level 3 – Valuation is based on unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.  Level 3 assets and liabilities include financial instruments whose value is determined using unobservable inputs to pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies, or similar techniques, as well as instruments for which the determination of fair value requires significant management judgment or estimation.  

In certain cases, inputs used to measure fair value may fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy.  In such cases, an investment’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.  The Plan’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to the investment.

Following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for assets measured at fair value.  There have been no changes in the methodologies used at December 31, 2020 and 2019.

Mutual funds and money market funds: valued at the daily closing price as reported by the fund. Mutual funds held by the Plan are open-end mutual funds that are registered with the SEC. These funds are required to publish their daily net asset value (NAV) and to transact at that price. The mutual funds held by the Plan are deemed to be actively traded.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. common stock is valued at the closing price reported on the NASDAQGS on the last business day of the Plan year.

The preceding methods described may produce a fair value calculation that may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future fair values.  Furthermore, although the Plan believes its valuation methods are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a different fair value measurement at the reporting date.

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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (Continued)

Investments at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

The following tables summarize the valuation of the Plan’s investments measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

 

Level 1

 

 

Level 2

 

 

Level 3

 

 

Fair Value

 

Mutual funds

 

$

59,653,791

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

59,653,791

 

Common stock

 

 

6,885,119

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,885,119

 

Money market fund

 

 

3,942,731

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,942,731

 

Total investments

 

$

70,481,641

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

70,481,641

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

Level 1

 

 

Level 2

 

 

Level 3

 

 

Fair Value

 

Mutual funds

 

$

49,296,132

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

49,296,132

 

Common stock

 

 

9,472,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,472,900

 

Money market fund

 

 

2,195,556

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,195,556

 

Total investments

 

$

60,964,588

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

60,964,588

 

 

 

4.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND PARTY IN INTEREST TRANSACTIONS

Plan investments include shares of mutual funds managed by Fidelity Management Trust Company.  Fidelity Management Trust Company is the Trustee as defined by the Plan and, therefore, these transactions qualify as party-in-interest transactions.  Administrative expenses to originate and maintain loans and charged to accounts of participants amounted to $22,663 and $23,408 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.  Fees paid for investment management services are included as a reduction of the return earned by each mutual fund.

At December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Plan held 461,779 and 471,523 shares of the Meridian Bancorp, Inc.’s common stock with a fair value of $6,885,119 and $9,472,900 respectively.

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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (Concluded)

 

5.

TAX STATUS

The Plan adopted a Fidelity prototype plan, in which the Internal Revenue Service stated in a letter dated March 31, 2014 that the Plan, as then designed, was in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Plan has subsequently been amended since receiving the letter, however, the Bank believes that the Plan is currently designed and being operated in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Internal Revenue Code.  

Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require Plan management to evaluate tax positions taken by the Plan and recognize a tax liability (or asset) if the Plan has taken an uncertain position that more likely than not would not be sustained upon examination by the taxing authorities. The Bank has analyzed the tax positions taken by the Plan, and has concluded that as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, there are no uncertain tax positions taken or expected to be taken that would require recognition of a liability (or asset) or disclosure in the financial statements.  The Plan is subject to routine audits by taxing jurisdictions; however, there are currently no audits for any tax periods in progress. The Bank believes it is no longer subject to examinations for years prior to December 31, 2017.

6.

RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

The Plan invests in various investment securities which are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, market, and credit risks. Because of the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect participants’ account balances and the amounts reported in the statement of net assets available for benefits.

In March 2020. The World Health Organization classified an outbreak of the novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic, which has adversely impacted the global economy by disrupting supply chains, lowering equity market valuations, creating significant volatility and disruption in financial markets, and increasing unemployment levels. As of the date of issuance, the ultimate length and severity of this pandemic cannot be reasonably estimated. Management will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the Plan and will reflect the consequences, as appropriate, in the Plan’s financial records.

7.

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On April 22, 2021, Meridian Bancorp, Inc. entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Independent Bank Corp.  The merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021 subject to customary closing conditions, including customary regulatory approvals and approvals of Meridian Bancorp, Inc. and Independent Bank Corp. shareholders.  The effect of this transaction on the Plan is not certain at this time.

 

 

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East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule H, Line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.I.N. 04-3130808             Plan Number 002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

b

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

d

 

e

 

 

 

 

Identity of issue, borrower,

 

 

 

 

 

Description of investment including maturity date, rate of interest,

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

lessor, or similar party

 

Shares

 

 

collateral, par or maturity value

 

Cost (1)

 

Value

 

 

 

 

American Funds

 

 

36,270

 

 

American Funds American Mutual R5

 

 

 

$

1,618,023

 

 

 

 

Artisan Funds

 

 

54,362

 

 

Artisan Mid Cap Fund Investor Class

 

 

 

 

2,606,128

 

 

 

 

Virtus Funds

 

 

39,066

 

 

Virtus Ceredex Mid-Cap Value Equity Fund

 

 

 

 

483,252

 

 

 

 

Glenmede Funds

 

 

61,895

 

 

Glenmede Small Cap Equity Portfolio Class Advisor

 

 

 

 

1,845,076

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

51,408

 

 

Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

8,409,286

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

1,471

 

 

Fidelity Cash Reserve Fund

 

 

 

 

1,471

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

169,618

 

 

Fidelity Contrafund - Class K

 

 

 

 

2,847,879

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

55,292

 

 

Fidelity Diversified International Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

2,630,793

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

167

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2005 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

2,176

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

63,348

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2010 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

1,031,940

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

82,721

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2015 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

1,114,255

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

170,367

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2020 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

2,920,093

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

252,868

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2025 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

3,899,226

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

287,469

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2030 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

5,536,654

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

141,291

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2035 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

2,338,371

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

173,618

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2040 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

2,040,009

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

141,579

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2045 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

1,901,400

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

208,832

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2050 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

2,827,579

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

102,807

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2055 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

1,599,674

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

34,336

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2060 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

483,110

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

1,860

 

 

Fidelity Freedom 2065 Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

23,069

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

35,441

 

 

Fidelity Freedom Income Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

432,027

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

119,284

 

 

Fidelity Limited Term Government Fund

 

 

 

 

1,227,431

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

30,278

 

 

Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund - Class K

 

 

 

 

1,470,586

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

16,197

 

 

Fidelity Real Estate Investment Portfolio

 

 

 

 

638,630

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

3,942,731

 

 

Fidelity Money Market Trust Retirement Money Market Portfolio

 

 

 

 

3,942,731

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

248,254

 

 

Fidelity U.S. Bond Index Fund - Institutional Class

 

 

 

 

3,090,762

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

42,087

 

 

Fidelity 500 Index Fund

 

 

 

 

5,478,421

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

16,581

 

 

Fidelity International Index

 

 

 

 

756,269

 

 

*

 

Fidelity Investments

 

 

4,794

 

 

Fidelity Extended Market Index

 

 

 

 

400,201

 

 

*

 

Meridian Bancorp, Inc.

 

 

461,779

 

 

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. Common Stock

 

 

 

 

6,885,119

 

 

*

 

Notes receivable from participants

 

 

 

 

 

     Interest rates of 4.25% - 6.50%

 

 

 

 

1,166,582

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

71,648,223

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were no investment assets which were both acquired and disposed of during the Plan year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)  Cost information is not required for participant directed investments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*  Represents a party-in-interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See report of independent registered public accounting firm.

 

 

12

 


 

 

 

Signature

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAST BOSTON SAVINGS BANK 401(k) PLAN

(Name of Plan)

 

 

 

 

Date: June 23, 2021

 

By:

/s/  Kenneth R. Fisher

 

 

 

Kenneth R. Fisher

Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Meridian Bancorp, Inc.

 

 


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Exhibit Index

 

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

23.1

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

Exhibit 23.1

 

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement of Meridian Bancorp, Inc. on Form S-8 (SEC File No. 333-198686) of our report dated June 23, 2021, relating to our audit of the statements of net assets available for benefits of East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) plan as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2020, and the related supplemental schedule as of December 31, 2020, which report appears in the December 31, 2020 Annual Report on Form 11K of East Boston Savings Bank 401(k) Plan.

 

 

/s/ Wolf & Company, P.C.

 

Boston, Massachusetts

June 23, 2021

 

 



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