FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Romano Frank 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Meridian Bancorp, Inc. [ EBSB ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
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(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
67 PROSPECT STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
5/6/2021
(Street)
PEABODY, MA 01960
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  5/6/2021    A    4500 (1) A $0.00  39661 (2) D   
Common Stock                 139713  I  By IRA 
Common Stock                 5347  I  By Spouse's IRA 
Common Stock                 5357  I  By Spouse's IRA 
Common Stock                 6330 (3) I  By 401(k) 
Common Stock                 9307 (3) I  By ESOP 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options  $17.65                  7/31/2018  7/31/2027  Common Stock  15032 (4)   15032  D   
Stock Options  $14.20                  11/2/2016  11/2/2025  Common Stock  30062    30062  D   
Stock Options  $13.06                  3/26/2016  3/26/2025  Common Stock  3000    3000  D   
Stock Options  $7.4661                  4/23/2014  4/23/2023  Common Stock  2448    2448  D   
Stock Options  $5.6118                  7/8/2012  7/8/2021  Common Stock  24484    24484  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Shares of restricted stock vest at a rate of 20% per year commencing on May 6, 2022.
(2)  Includes shares of restricted stock which vest at a rate of 20% per year commencing on July 31, 2018.
(3)  Reflects transactions not required to be reported pursuant to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
(4)  Stock options vest at a rate of 20% per year commencing on July 31, 2018.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Romano Frank
67 PROSPECT STREET
PEABODY, MA 01960


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Signatures
/S/ Sharon Plante, pursuant to Power of Attorney 5/10/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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