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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE:October 25, 2012

Washington Trust Appoints Vice President of Internal Audit


Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust has announced that Thea R. Becker, of Coventry, R.I., has been appointed Vice President, Internal Audit. Becker will be responsible for Financial and Operational Audits ensuring the adequacy of internal controls within the various departments of the Bank, and will also assist with overall Audit Department Administration.

Becker, A Certified Internal Auditor, has over 20 years of internal audit experience, most recently as Audit Manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Becker also worked for MetLife for nearly 20 years within the Internal Audit and Compliance departments focused on MetLife’s Auto & Home companies. A graduate of Bentley College, Becker is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and actively volunteers at Alpine Nursing Home.

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 commercial banking, small 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.

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