WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2004--John C. Warren,
Chairman and CEO of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: WASH),
will preside over the NASDAQ Market Open on Wednesday, July 28, 2004,
beginning at 9:20 a.m. EDT.
"Washington Trust has a great relationship with NASDAQ and I am
honored to officially open the NASDAQ market on July 28th," Warren
"The NASDAQ Stock Market is pleased to welcome Washington Trust
Bancorp and its CEO, John Warren, to perform the Market Open ceremony
in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Corporation's
listing," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ.
"Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the United States,
and we are proud to have them on our market."
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. was first listed on NASDAQ in 1984;
it was listed on The NASDAQ National Market in May of 1996.
A satellite video feed of the ceremony is available from 9:20 a.m.
to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 4R C/transponder 21. The downlink frequency is
4120 horizontal; audio: 6.2/6.8. The feed can also be found on
Waterfront fiber 1623. Inquiries regarding this feed should be
directed to the NASDAQ Traffic Department, (646) 441-5220.
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.