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Photo of Peter Seegar at Newport Folk Festival Wins I Luv RI Contest

Washington Trust Contest Highlights Favorite Festivals and Parades

september winner

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust and RI Monthly recently announced that Lea Zimany’s photo of Peter Seeger performing at the Newport Folk Festival is the September 2013 winner of I Luv RI’s photo contest. Zimany’s photo, which perfectly captured September’s theme of “Favorite Festivals and Parades,” appears in September’s issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine.

Zimany, a Mansfield Center, CT resident noted, “Going to the Newport Folk Festival each year is like attending a family reunion. There’s a closeness among the artists, volunteers and guests that you can’t find at any other event.”

“The Newport Folk Festival is an important musical tradition in Rhode Island,” said Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. “This festival highlights Rhode Island’s proud commitment to the arts.”

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.


MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: July 19, 2012

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