WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2006--Washington Trust
Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: WASH), has announced that its Annual Meeting of
Shareholders will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006. The record date
for the Annual Meeting is February 24, 2006. The meeting will be held
at the Westerly Public Library, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The
Library is located at 44 Broad Street in downtown Westerly, across the
street from Washington Trust's corporate headquarters.
Proxy statements, 2005 Annual Reports to Shareholders, Annual
Reports on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2005, voting
materials and meeting information were mailed to shareholders of
record on March 17, 2006.
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the publicly-owned holding
company of The Washington Trust Company, a Rhode Island-chartered bank
founded in 1800. Through the Bank and its other subsidiaries,
Washington Trust offers a broad range of financial services, including
wealth management, by way of its branch offices in Rhode Island,
Massachusetts and southeastern Connecticut. Washington Trust Bancorp,
Inc.'s common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the
symbol WASH. Investor information is available on the Corporation's
web site: www.washtrust.com.
CONTACT: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.Elizabeth B. Eckel, 401-348-1309
Senior Vice President, Marketing
SOURCE: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.