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This excerpt taken from the WFD DEF 14A filed Nov 14, 2006.

To Be Held on December 18, 2006

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of stockholders of Westfield Financial, Inc. will be held at The Ranch Golf Club, 100 Ranch Club Road, Southwick, Massachusetts 01077, on Monday, December 18, 2006 at 11:30 a.m., Eastern time, to consider and vote upon:

 

  1. An amended and restated plan of conversion and stock issuance (the “Plan of Conversion”) pursuant to which Westfield Mutual Holding Company will be merged into Westfield Bank, and Westfield Financial, Inc. will be merged into Westfield Bank, and will be succeeded by a new Massachusetts corporation with the name “New Westfield Financial, Inc.”, which has been established for the purpose of completing the conversion and stock offering of New Westfield Financial, Inc. common stock. Under the Plan of Conversion, shares of New Westfield Financial, Inc. common stock representing Westfield Mutual Holding Company’s ownership interest in Westfield Financial, Inc. will be offered for sale in a subscription offering and, possibly, a community offering. Common stock of Westfield Financial, Inc. currently held by public stockholders will be converted into shares of New Westfield Financial, Inc. pursuant to an exchange ratio that will ensure that stockholders at the time of the conversion will own approximately the same percentage of New Westfield Financial, Inc. after the conversion and stock offering as was held of Westfield Financial, Inc. immediately prior thereto, exclusive of any shares purchased by the stockholder in the offering and cash received in lieu of fractional shares. After the completion of the conversion and stock offering, the name “New Westfield Financial, Inc.” will be changed to “Westfield Financial, Inc.”; and

 

  2. Any other matters that may properly come before the special meeting or an adjournment or postponement thereof.

 

  Note: Management is not aware of any such other business at this time.

The Board of Directors has fixed October 31, 2006, as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the special meeting and at an adjournment or postponement thereof.

 


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Upon written request addressed to the Secretary of Westfield Financial at the address given above, stockholders may obtain an additional copy of this proxy statement/prospectus and/or a copy of the Plan of Conversion and exhibits thereto. In order to assure timely receipt of the additional copy of the proxy statement/prospectus and/or the Plan of Conversion, the written request should be received by Westfield Financial by December 8, 2006. In addition, all such documents may be obtained by calling our Stock Information Center at (413) 572-9134, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Eastern time.

By Order of the Board of Directors,

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Donald A. Williams

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Westfield, Massachusetts

November 16, 2006

 


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