WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2005--The Washington
Trust Company announced today that it has been awarded a three-year
ATM contract with The State of Rhode Island and Providence
Plantations. The agreement allows Washington Trust to place ATMs in
all Rhode Island State buildings, including the Registry of Motor
Vehicles, as well as State colleges, universities and administrative
offices. The agreement also allows any Rhode Island municipality to
place Washington Trust ATMs in their public buildings and schools.
"We're honored to have been selected as the ATM provider for the
State of Rhode Island," said John C. Warren, Chairman and CEO of The
Washington Trust Company. Adding, "As the largest bank headquartered
in Rhode Island, expansion of our ATM network is critical to serving
the financial needs of our customers throughout the State."
"Making state government more customer friendly is one of my
primary goals as Governor," said Governor Donald L. Carcieri. "As part
of our commitment to enhancing customer service, we are excited to
enable our residents to use ATMs in many of our public buildings. It's
another example of meeting the ongoing needs for the people doing
business with state government."
In August 2004, Washington Trust announced that the Bank had
reached an agreement to install ATMs in all 48 Brooks Pharmacy stores
located throughout Rhode Island and in several stores in southeastern
Massachusetts and Connecticut.
A complete list of Washington Trust ATM locations can be found on
the Bank's website, www.washtrust.com, under the "Locations" menu.
The Washington Trust Company is the largest independent bank
headquartered in Rhode Island. Washington Trust offers a full range of
financial services, including trust and investment management, through
its 16 branch offices located in Rhode Island and southeastern
Connecticut. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is a state-chartered
bank and 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
Elizabeth B. Eckel, 401-348-1309
SOURCE: The Washington Trust Company