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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: November 6, 2012

Washington Trust Hires East Providence Branch Manager


Westerly, Rhode Island...Washington Trust has announced that Jo-Ann Harrington, of Albion, R.I., has been appointed Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Bank’s East Providence branch. Harrington will be responsible for developing and motivating her staff and managing the daily operations of the branch. Her familiarity with this market will be a key factor in the success of increasing the branch's deposit base and loan portfolio.

Harrington has over 30 years of retail banking experience, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President; Manager at Citizens Bank in Rumford, R.I. Harrington graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree and actively volunteers with the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Rumford.

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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