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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: July 29, 2013

Washington Trust Announces Plans to Open Branch in Johnston, RI

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust, the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island, announced its plans to open a new branch in Johnston, Rhode Island. Washington Trust’s 19th branch will be located at 1383 Atwood Avenue, the former location of Ribs & Company. The branch will open in the first quarter of 2014. The interior of the 5,400 square foot branch will serve customers through four teller stations, three customer service areas and a walk-up ATM. Exterior features include two drive-up banking lanes, a night deposit for small business customers and a drive-up ATM.

“Washington Trust has a 213 year history of serving Rhode Islanders and providing quality banking services,” said Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to offer our banking services to residents and businesses in the Johnston community.”

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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