Westerly, RI –The Washington Trust Company was named by Forbes as the “Best In-State Bank” in Rhode Island as part of its annual listing/ranking of the best banks in each of the 50 states. Notably, Washington Trust was the only bank selected in Rhode Island. Forbes and market research firm Statista surveyed approximately 25,000 U.S. consumers and asked them to rate financial institutions in the areas of ‘Trust,’ ‘Terms & Conditions,’ ‘Branch Services,’ ‘Digital Services,’ and ‘Financial Advice”. Of the 5,117 banks in America, just 2.6% made Forbes’ list. “We’re extremely honored to be recognized as the “Best-In-State” bank,” said Edward O. Handy III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Trust. “This national recognition reconfirms our commitment to the outstanding service our employees provide to our customers.” For a complete list of America’s Best Banks in Each State, please visit the Forbes website. 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/.