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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: December 5, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington Trust Donates $15,000 to Misquamicut Beach Recovery Fund

Bank Provides Chamber with Largest Gift to “Bring Back the Beach”

Misquamicut

Pictured from left to right: Deb Turrisi, President of the Board of Directors of the Greater Westerly Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Konicki, Executive Director of the Greater Westerly Chamber of Commerce; Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO and Dennis Algiere, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Community Affairs

Westerly, Rhode Island... The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation recently donated $15,000 to the Greater Westerly Chamber Foundation (GWCF) to help support the “Bring Back the Beach” Misquamicut Beach Recovery Fund. The Misquamicut Beach area sustained significant damage when Hurricane Sandy tore through the Westerly, Rhode Island shoreline community.

“This is our hometown and we are committed to helping our community,” said Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. “We hope this donation will help our neighbors restore the Misquamicut Beach area for all to enjoy.”

Donations and contributions to the Misquamicut Beach Recovery Fund have been made from businesses and organization all over the region as the community has worked together to begin the rebuilding and restoration of the heavily impacted Misquamicut Beach Area.

“We are truly grateful to Washington Trust for taking a leadership role with the Misquamicut Beach Recovery Fund,” said Lisa Konicki, Executive Director of The Greater Westerly Chamber of Commerce. “Washington Trust’s donation is our largest donation to date, once again exemplifying the Bank’s commitment to the local community.”

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.

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