WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2004--John C. Warren,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and David V. Devault, Executive
Vice President, Treasurer and CFO, of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
(NASDAQ National Market; symbol: WASH), will present at the Community
Bank Investor Conference hosted by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. (KBW)
on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, beginning at 3:50 p.m. The conference
will be held at The Pierre Four Seasons Hotel in New York City.
Washington Trust is one of more than 85 community banks invited to
A live webcast of the conference, including Mr. Warren's audio and
visual presentation, can be viewed on KBW's website, www.kbw.com. A
replay of his presentation will be available on the Investor Relations
section of the Washington Trust website,
KBW is an institutionally oriented securities broker/dealer and
full service investment bank that specializes in the financial
services sector. Founded in 1962 and 100% employee-owned, the firm is
recognized as a leading authority for financial services companies.
KBW's focus includes banking companies, insurance companies,
broker/dealers, mortgage banks, asset management companies, and
specialty finance firms. The firm has established market-leading
positions in the areas of research, corporate finance, and sales and
trading for financial services 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.
David V. Devault, 401-348-1319
SOURCE: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.