January 13, 2016 Westerly, RI – The Washington Trust Company has hired Albertina Santos as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager for the new Washington Trust branch now open on the East Side of Providence, at 229 Waterman Street. Upon the opening of its new East Side location, Washington Trust now has a total of 20 branches throughout Rhode Island as well as one in Mystic, CT. Santos has more than 20 years of banking experience, having held numerous positions within the Rhode Island market. She most recently served as Branch Manager for Bank of America’s North Providence location. In her new role with Washington Trust, she is responsible for managing the daily operations of the branch, growing the bank’s deposit base and maintaining Washington Trust’s active role in the community. 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 OMX®: WASH). Additional information on Washington Trust and its subsidiaries can be found at www.washtrust.com.