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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: October 1, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington Trust to Host Free Seminar for First-Time Homebuyers

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust and Rhode Island Housing will host a free seminar, “First-Time Homebuying Made Easy,” on Wednesday October 10, 2012, beginning at 6 p.m. at Washington Trust’s Sweet Meadows Office located at 20 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, R.I.

The seminar will explore all aspects of the home purchasing process, including what to expect when buying a home, down payment and closing cost options, the criteria lenders use to examine applicants, and program qualifications. Speakers will include a Rhode Island Housing representative, a Consumer Credit Counseling Service representative, and Gina Mead, Washington Trust vice president, mortgage lending.

Reservations are required to ensure space and course material availability. Attendees will receive the homebuyer's education certificate required for Rhode Island Housing financing. For reservations, call Tammy Fisher at RI Housing at 401-457-1245.

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is one of New England’s premier financial services companies, providing mortgage banking, commercial banking, small business banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services to individuals and institutions through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Our Mortgage Lending area offers a full-range of mortgage solutions, including reverse mortgages and home equity loans and lines to help borrowers through all stages of life. Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing customized, comprehensive financing and personalized services. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select, symbol: WASH). Web site address: www.washtrust.com.

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