WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 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:WASH), will present tomorrow, April 21,
2004, at the Sidoti & Company, LLC Eighth Annual New York Emerging
Growth Institutional Investor Forum, beginning at 3:15 p.m. The Forum
will take place at The Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, Park
Avenue at Grand Central, New York, N.Y.
A replay of Washington Trust's powerpoint presentation can be
viewed in the Investor Relations section of the Bank's website
http://investorrelations.washtrust.com, beginning at 4:30 p.m. that
Sidoti & Company, LLC is one of the largest and fastest-growing
independent equity research efforts on Wall Street. The firm focuses
on companies with relatively small market capitalization and consists
of 46 analysts covering nearly 400 companies.
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
Senior Vice President, Marketing
SOURCE: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.