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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: October 24, 2012

Washington Trust Selects Fall Foliage for I Luv RI Contest

November Winner is Announced

November Winner

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust and Rhode Island Monthly announced today that "A Perfect Fall Day," a photograph taken at Indian Lake in South Kingstown, R.I. by Philip MacCarthy, of Warwick, R.I., is the recent winner of the I Luv RI 2012 photography contest. MacCarthy's photograph appears in the November issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, on newsstands this week.

"I took the photo a few years back when I moved here from San Diego, CA, after being in what some would say the best weather in the United States, and realized there is something heart warming, rejuvenating and serene about fall in Rhode Island," said MacCarthy. "Everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."

"Some of the best fall foliage is right here in the Ocean State," stated Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. "Philip's photograph depicts fall in Rhode Island at its best."

The "I Luv RI" photo contest is sponsored by Washington Trust in conjunction with Rhode Island Monthly. Photographers may enter by sending their favorite Rhode Island photo to: www.rimonthly.com/ILUVRI , or by visiting www.iluvri.com.

Each month in 2012, a winning photo will be selected and published in Rhode Island Monthly magazine. Monthly photo winners also receive an "I Luv RI" gift basket full of Rhode Island items, and one of twelve special Rhode Island experiences, including stays at Rhode Island's best resorts, such as Watch Hill's Ocean House; The Chanler at Cliffwalk in Newport; the Harborside Inn or RI Hotel Manisses, on Block Island; or receive special VIP experiences at the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Bruins, Trinity Repertory Company, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Warwick Mall and Yawgoo Valley Ski Resort; or a 'Cake A Month' from Rhode Island's own Gregg's Restaurants.

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(R) Stock Marketunder the symbol WASH. Web site address: www.washtrust.com .

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