WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2003--Washington Trust
Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: WASH), announces that its Board of Directors
has scheduled the Corporation's annual meeting of shareholders for
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at the Westerly Public Library, beginning at
11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Library is located at 44 Broad
Street in downtown Westerly, across the street from Washington Trust's
Main Office. Free parking is available for shareholders in the
Washington Trust parking garage. A press release on the Bancorp's 1st
quarter earnings, released yesterday, April 17, incorrectly reported
the day of the week as Thursday.
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.
CONTACT: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
Elizabeth B. Eckel, 401/348-1309
SOURCE: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.