Westerly, RI - October 29, 2020 - The Washington Trust Company was recently named one of the nation’s Best Banks to Work For by American Banker magazine as part of its annual list organized by the Best Companies Group. Washington Trust is the only Rhode Island-based institution named on the list. “As an employer, we strive to be a place where people aspire to work, are proud to work, and stay to build their lives and careers with us,” said Edward O. Handy III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Trust. “We’re extremely proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s Best Banks to Work For, because it reconfirms our commitment to our employees and the consistent outstanding service they provide to our customers and our communities.” The Best Banks to Work For program identifies, recognizes, and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. The recognition is based on workplace policies and practices, as well as a survey of employees regarding life at Washington Trust – work environment, morale, benefits, and growth opportunities. Best Companies Group managed the overall survey process and analyzed the data to determine the final list. The program is open to commercial banks, thrifts, savings banks and other chartered retail financial institutions with at least 50 employees in the United States. For the complete list, visit: https://www.americanbanker.com/list/best-banks-to-work-for ABOUT WASHINGTON TRUST® Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ: WASH). Additional information on Washington Trust and its subsidiaries can be found at https://www.washtrust.com/.