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Washington Trust Honors Employees For Giving Back

Award winners donate to South County Hospital and the United Way of RI

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust honored two of their employees this past February for exemplifying the Company’s spirit of service and community. Last week, both employees made charitable donations to the Hospice Wing of South County Hospital and the United Way of Rhode Island.

Cynthia Valenti Smith, Vice President & Mortgage Lending Officer received the Spirit of Washington Trust Award for clearly distinguishing herself as a role models for others. As part of her award, Cynthia was given $500 to donate in her name to a local charity of her choice. She made her donation last week to the Hospice Care Wing of South County Hospital in Wakefield, RI. She presented the check to nurses Tonia Williams and Kathy Lynch-Reels in the Frost Pavilion and Hospice Care Area of the hospital.

Kevin McGovern, Sales & Service Manager for Washington Trust’s Plainfield Pike branch in Warwick, received the Washington Trust Community Service Award. Kevin was honored for his demonstrated commitment to community and local volunteerism as well as his service as committee chairman of the Young Leaders Circle, committee board member of the United Way of Rhode Island and more. As part of his award, Kevin was also given $500 to donate to a charity of his choice. He donated to the United Way of Rhode Island, presenting the check to Amanda Heinsen, Major Gifts Officer and Young Leaders Circle Manager.

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is one of New England’s premier financial services companies, providing mortgage banking, commercial banking, small business banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services to individuals and institutions through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select, 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: April 8, 2014


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