February 4, 2016 Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and RI Lt. Governor Daniel McKee in attendance Westerly, RI – Washington Trust, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island, kicked off the opening of its 21st branch at 229 Waterman Street on the historic East Side of Providence, Rhode Island with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, February 3rd. Washington Trust Chairman and CEO Joseph MarcAurele and President and COO Edward “Ned” Handy were joined by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Rhode Island Lt. Governor Daniel McKee and Liz Tanner, VP of Client Services for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation who was there representing the office of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. At the ceremony, Joseph MarcAurele, Ned Handy and Branch Manager Tina Santos presented a check to Jeffrey Savit, President and CEO of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, the branch’s first community partner on the East Side. Also in attendance from Washington Trust were Deb Gormley, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking, Dennis Algiere, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Affairs and other members of the Bank’s Senior Management team. Other attendees included State Senator Gayle Goldin, Providence Finance Director Lawrence Mancini, Providence Councilman Samuel Zurier, Janet Raymond, Senior Vice President with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Barbara Fields, Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing and Ron and Pete Cardi or Cardi’s Furniture. 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.