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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: May 23, 2013

Washington Trust Hires Tjader as SVP, Director of Project Management


Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust recently announced that Rick Tjader of Barrington, R.I. has been appointed Senior Vice President, Director of Project Management. Tjader is responsible for all aspects of technology project management including organizational project planning, budgeting and project methodology. In addition, Tjader plays an integral role in technology financial and process improvement.

Tjader has more than thirty years of finance experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Finance Change Management for State Street Corporation in Boston, MA. A graduate of Northwestern University, Tjader has a Master of Business Administration in Finance. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Lafayette College.

The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., a $3.1 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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