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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: April 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington Trust Announces April “I Luv RI” Photo Contest Winner

“Favorite Memories” Theme Attracts Hundreds of RI Photos

April Winner

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust and Rhode Island Monthly have selected a photo by Mary Buetow of Woonsocket, RI as April’s I Luv Rhode Island photo contest winner. The photo, entitled “Father’s Day at Brenton Point,” was chosen from hundreds of entries in the “Favorite RI Memories” category. The photo, which appears in this month’s edition of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, displays colorful kites being flown at Brenton Point State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.

“Going to Brenton Point on Father’s Day has been a tradition in my family for about five years now,” said Buetow. Adding, “All of my children and grandchildren head to Brenton Point with our kites — there are about 15 of us —and we spend the day together.”

“Rhode Island has many beautiful places, like Brenton Point, for families to create life-long memories,” stated Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. “This photo captures both the beauty of Rhode Island and the spirit of family fun.”

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 2013, 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.

To enter a photo in the contest, visit the I Luv RI photo contest page at www.rimonthly.com/iluvri. For more information about I Luv RI, visit www.iluvri.com.

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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