• Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
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  • Washington Trust Celebrates Business Services Week
    Company Release - 06/07/2002 14:40
                     Representatives from SBA and SCORE Available
    
        WESTERLY, R.I., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 12, 2002,
    Washington Trust's Cranston branch, located at 645 Reservoir Avenue (corner of
    Park and Reservoir), is hosting representatives from the SBA (U. S. Small
    Business Administration) and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) as
    part of the Bank's Business Services Week.  Representatives will be available
    from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to answer questions for anyone interested in
    financing a new or growing business, or thinking about starting a small
    business.
        Business Services Week is being held from June 10-14th at all 15
    Washington Trust branches located in Rhode Island and Southeastern
    Connecticut.  Bank representatives will be available to discuss business
    lending, business deposits, online banking for business and merchant credit
    card services.
        The Washington Trust Company, a state-chartered bank founded in 1800,
    offers a full range of financial services, including trust and investment
    management, through its branch offices in southern Rhode Island and
    southeastern Connecticut. The Bank is a subsidiary of Washington Trust
    Bancorp, Inc. whose common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under
    the symbol WASH. Web site address: www.washtrust.com.
        Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business
    Administration has delivered about 20 million loans, loan guarantees,
    contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small
    businesses.
        The SCORE Association is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business
    Administration.  SCORE is dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth, and
    success of small business nationwide.
    
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    SOURCE  Washington Trust Company
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        /CONTACT: Georganna L. Koppermann, Assistant Vice President of Corporate
    Communications for Washington Trust Company, +1-401-348-1363/
        /Web site:  http://www.washtrust.com/
        (WASH)
    
    CO:  Washington Trust Company
    ST:  Rhode Island
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