WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2004--John C. Warren,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and David V. Devault, Executive
Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, of Washington
Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ NM:WASH), will present at The Wall Street
Analyst Forum on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 beginning at 9:40 a.m. The
Forum will take place at The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, New
York, N.Y. Washington Trust is one of seven corporations invited to
present in the Forum's banking and financial services group.
A live webcast of Washington Trust's audio and visual presentation
can be viewed in the Investor Relations section of the Bank's website,
http://investorrelations.washtrust.com. A replay of the webcast will
be available shortly after the conclusion of the live presentation.
The Wall Street Analyst Forum is the largest non-brokerage sponsor
of analyst conferences in the United States, sponsoring four annual
conferences in New York City. These conferences have been conducted in
New York, London, and other major financial centers involving 3,000
leading NYSE/NASDAQ/AMEX corporations and the attendance of over
15,000 analysts and portfolio managers. They receive coverage in the
Wall Street Journal, Barron's, CNBC, Bloomberg, and in other financial
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 http://investorrelations.washtrust.com.
CONTACT: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
Elizabeth B. Eckel, 401-348-1309
SOURCE: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.