June 13, 2017 Wellesley, MA – The Washington Trust Company announced that Paul M. Fredette, of North Kingstown, RI, has been hired as Vice President and Regional Manager of the Washington Trust Mortgage Company in the Newton/Wellesley area of Massachusetts. In his position, Fredette will work closely with a network of real estate, financial, and building professionals to assist homeowners in all aspects of the home-buying process, from application to closing. Fredette has more than thirty years of mortgage experience, having held various management and executive positions with Wells Fargo Financial, including, most recently, as Branch Sales Manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Newton and Quincy, Massachusetts. He holds his B.A. in Business Administration from Eckerd College. Washington Trust Mortgage Company LLC offers a full-range of mortgage solutions, including fixed rate, adjustable rate, first time homebuyer, construction and reverse mortgages, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit. Our team of experienced mortgage professionals is dedicated to helping borrowers through all stages of life by providing customized, comprehensive financing and personalized services. Washington Trust Mortgage Company LLC is a subsidiary of The Washington Trust Company. 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/.