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Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. Releases 2024 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

May 15, 2024

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (the Corporation”), NASDAQ: WASH, has released the Corporation’s 2024 Environmental, Social and Governance Report (“ESG Report”), which presents the actions the Corporation has taken, and continues to take, to fulfill its obligations as an employer of choice, a business of choice, and a responsible corporate citizen.

“We embrace our responsibility to maintain the highest standard of environmental, social, and governance practices for the benefit of our employees, customers, communities, and shareholders,” stated Edward O. Handy III, Washington Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe our efforts can have a material effect on the long-term sustainability of our business and positively impact all of our stakeholders.”

The ESG Report illustrates the progress the Corporation has made in the following areas:

  • Employee Engagement: attracting, motivating, and retaining a talented, engaged, and diverse workforce.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
  • Corporate Governance: operating with the highest ethical standards, in full compliance with the spirit and letter of all laws and regulations.
  • Data Security and Privacy: managing risk effectively and ensuring the security and privacy of customer assets, information, and data.
  • Community Involvement and Investment: enriching the lives of customers and enhancing the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities.
  • Environmental Responsibility: bringing sustainable thinking into the business, mitigating operational environmental impact, and helping to preserve the environment for future generations.

For more investor information, please visit Thank you for your continued interest in Washington Trust. If you would like additional information about the Corporation, please contact Elizabeth Eckel, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing & Corporate Communications Officer.

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