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  • Washington Trust Opens Warwick Branch; America's Oldest Community Bank Expands in Central Rhode Island
    Company Release - 05/06/2003 10:37

    WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2003--The Washington Trust Company announced today that its 16th branch, located at 236 Centerville Road in Warwick, Rhode Island, has officially opened to the public.

    The Warwick branch marks a milestone in Washington Trust's 203-year history, and helps fulfill the Bank's strategy to grow its market area through geographic expansion. "Of all the initiatives Washington Trust is taking this year, the most visible is our entrance into the Warwick market," said John C. Warren, Chairman and CEO of The Washington Trust Company. "This new branch offers us tremendous potential for growth. Combined with our Providence and Cranston locations, Warwick is part of a market that has six times the number of households and businesses as the Washington County market."

    The two-story, 7,400 square foot branch is a classic New England design, housing banking professionals who offer a full line of personal, business banking, and trust and investment management services. Branch amenities include flat-screen TVs in waiting areas, comfortable seating, computers with Internet access, an online banking kiosk, and three conference rooms. The branch also has two ATMs (one walk-up and one drive-up), and three drive-up banking lanes.

    The Warwick staff includes Daniel J. Dubeau, Vice President and Branch Manager; Stephen E. Russell, Vice President, Commercial Lender; Vincent F. Moretti, Mortgage Officer; and Vanessa O. Dillon, Assistant Branch Manager.

    Grand opening festivities include an official ribbon cutting ceremony on the morning of May 8 and a Community Open House on Saturday, May 10th from 9 a.m. until noon. The branch will also host "Business After Hours" for the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce on the evening of Thursday, May 15th.

    Founded in 1800, The Washington Trust Company is a state-chartered bank and offers a full range of financial services, including trust and investment management, through its branch offices in 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.

    
        CONTACT: The Washington Trust Company
                 Brenda D. Farrell, 401/348-1363
    
        SOURCE: The Washington Trust Company