WESTERLY, R.I., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors
of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: WASH), today declared a quarterly
dividend of 14 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, 2002. The
dividend is payable July 15, 2002 to shareholders of record on July 5, 2002
and is consistent with the amount paid in the first quarter of 2002.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010126/WASHLOGO )
John C. Warren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Washington Trust,
stated, "We've had a very exciting six months, with the acquisition of First
Financial Corp. and the addition of its branches in Cranston and Providence,
Rhode Island." He added, "A consistent dividend is reflective of our
accomplishments to date."
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of The Washington
Trust Company, a Rhode Island chartered community bank founded in 1800. The
Bank offers a full range of financial services, including trust and investment
management, through its offices in Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut.
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.'s common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock
Market(R) under the symbol WASH. Investment information about the Corporation
is available on the Internet at www.washtrust.com.
Elizabeth B. Eckel
Senior Vice President, Marketing
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SOURCE Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
/CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing of
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., 1-401-348-1309/
PRN Photo Desk, 888-776-6555 or 201-369-3467/
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CO: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
ST: Rhode Island
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