May 11, 2017 Rhode Island – This past Saturday, May 6th, more than 100 volunteers participated in the first annual Washington Trust Statewide Beach Cleanup at eight beaches across Southern Rhode Island. The Cleanup was a collective effort between Washington Trust and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Despite torrential downpours and high winds, teams of volunteers showed up to collect trash at Charlestown Breachway and East Beach in Charlestown, East Matunuck beach in South Kingstown, Misquamicut beach in Westerly, Fred Benson Town Beach on Block Island and the Roger Wheeler, Salty Brine and Scarborough beaches in Narragansett. Volunteers collected more than 80 bags of trash in preparation for the official opening of the State’s beaches this Saturday, May 13th. 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 www.washtrust.com.