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EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: July 19, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boy Scouts Honor Washington Trust CEO Joseph MarcAurele at Annual Distinguished Citizens Award Luncheon

Boy Scouts

From L-R: left, Jack F. Treanor, Washington Trust Board Member, Joseph MarcAurele, Chairman, President & CEO of Washington Trust, John C. Warren, Washington Trust Board Member and Robert DiMuccio, President, Chairman & CEO of the AMICA Mutual Insurance Company.

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO, Joseph J. MarcAurele was recently honored with the Senator John H. Chafee Distinguished Citizens Award by the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America at the Scout’s Annual Distinguished Citizens Award Luncheon on June 27 at the Providence Westin. The Council also recognized Washington Trust’s Board member Robert A. DiMuccio, President, Chairman and CEO of the AMICA Mutual Insurance Company. Other Washington Trust executives have also received this distinction: former Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO and current board member, John C. Warren in 2000 and former Washington Trust President and COO and current board member John F. Treanor, in 2008.

“Each year the Council recognizes distinguished community leaders and business executives whose lives and accomplishments embody Scouting principles,” said John Mosby, Scout Executive/CEO for the Narragansett Council. “This year’s recipients are role models for local youth and serve as shining examples within our community.”

MarcAurele was honored as a key RI business leader who has a long history and commitment to community service. Michael T. Clarkin, Washington Trust Senior Vice President and Corporate Sales Manager introduced MarcAurele, stating, “Joe is a true leader; both in the community and within Washington Trust. He leads from the front and knows how to get the best out of people.”

A lifelong Rhode Island resident, MarcAurele has been recognized numerous times for his dedication to the local community, including the “Corporate Citizen Award” from Providence Business News, the “New England Public Service Award” from the Phoenix House, and the “Jeanne Jugan Award” from Little Sisters of the Poor. MarcAurele, who serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, also received the "Hometown Hero Award" from the Pawtucket Red Sox and Cox Communications for his leadership in the Striking Out Hunger initiative to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

In addition to the RI Community Food Bank, MarcAurele is a member of President's Council of Providence College, the Rhode Island Commodores Executive Committee, and on the board of trustees of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the boards of Lifespan Corporation, Delta Dental of RI, the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program, and the RI Public Expenditure Council. He is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Depository Institution Advisory Council.

The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., a $3.0 billion corporation headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island. A state-chartered bank, Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including business banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Corporation’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select® Stock Market under the symbol WASH. Web site address: www.washtrust.com.

The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Narragansett Council offers a program for boys and young men ages 6 to 21 and young women ages 14 to 21, serving nearly 14,000 in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, Connecticut.

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