WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Board of Directors of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ
Global Market; symbol: WASH), today declared a quarterly dividend of
20 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, 2007. The dividend
is payable July 12, 2007 to shareholders of record on July 2, 2007.
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the publicly-owned holding
company of The Washington Trust Company, a Rhode Island-chartered bank
founded in 1800. Washington Trust offers personal banking, business
banking and wealth management and trust services, through its offices
in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and southeastern Connecticut.
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.'s common stock trades on The Nasdaq
Global Market(R) under the symbol WASH. Investor information is
available on the Corporation's web site: www.washtrust.com.
This report contains certain statements that may be considered
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The actual results, performance or
achievements of the Corporation could differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among
other factors, changes in general national or regional economic
conditions, changes in interest rates, reductions in the market value
of wealth management assets under administration, reductions in loan
demand, reductions in deposit levels necessitating increased borrowing
to fund loans and investments, changes in loan default and charge-off
rates, changes in the size and nature of the Corporation's
competition, changes in legislation or regulation and accounting
principles, policies and guidelines, and changes in the assumptions
used in making such forward-looking statements. The Corporation
assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements or update
the reasons actual results, performance or achievements could differ
materially from those provided in the forward-looking statements,
except as required by law.
Source: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.