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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: August 6, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fetch! Labradoodle Photo Selected as I Luv RI’s Contest Winner

Washington Trust’s Photo Contest Shows the Beach is Best Pet Spot

August Winner

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust recently announced Kristen O’Mahony Franco of Wakefield, RI as I Luv RI’s Photo Contest winner for August’s “Favorite Spot for Pets” theme. Franco’s photo of a black labradoodle playing fetch on Lloyd’s Beach in Little Compton, RI appears in the August issue of Rhode Island Monthly.

In describing the photo Franco stated, “I was searching for heart rocks on the beach when I heard a dog barking. I looked up and saw him leaping and bounding with a stick in his mouth. I loved the look of joy on the dog’s face. It was a small moment that made me happy the rest of the day.” She added, “The photo captures what I love about Rhode Island.”

“Rhode Island has a lot of great spots for people to bring their pets,” said Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. Adding, “There’s nothing better than an endless stretch of beach for a dog to play fetch.”

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: I LUV RI - Rhode Island, or by visiting www.iluvri.com.

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 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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