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  • Kent Gladding Joins Washington Trust Wealth Management
    Former Citizens CIO Joins Washington Trust InvestorsĀ 
    Company Release - 03/30/2009 12:01

    WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Washington Trust today announced that Kent W. Gladding, of Cranston, R.I., former senior vice president and chief investment officer of Citizens Bank, has joined Washington Trust Investors as vice president & investment officer. Gladding will be responsible for managing investment portfolios for Washington Trust Wealth Management's clients and is located at their offices on 68 South Main Street, Providence, RI.

    During his tenure at Citizens, Gladding managed the Company's investment division, with $4.6 billion under management. He also served as portfolio manager for high net worth and institutional clients. Gladding, who also served at Fleet Financial Group, has more than 20 years of investment and financial management experience.

    Viewed as an industry expert, Gladding has appeared on TV news shows, as a keynote speaker for numerous conferences, and in publications of articles on investment topics. He has frequently appeared in Boston Business Journal articles and as a regular contributor to NBC 10 Weekly Business Wrap-Up. Gladding has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Newhouse School, Syracuse University and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is former chairman of the Child Lead Action in Providence, and is on the board of directors for VNA of Care New England.

    "We are thrilled to have Kent join our Wealth Management team. Times of great turmoil often present the best opportunities. We are confident that Kent will be a terrific addition to an already extraordinary team of investment professionals," said Galan G. Daukas executive vice president of Washington Trust Wealth Management.

    Washington Trust Wealth Management is a division of The Washington Trust Company, a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select, symbol: WASH). With over $3 billion in assets under management and administration, Washington Trust Wealth Management is the largest wealth management firm in Rhode Island and is one of the premier firms in New England. Washington Trust Wealth Management has offices in Providence, Westerly, and Narragansett, Rhode Island and Wellesley, MA. Additional information is available on the Washington Trust Wealth Management web site: http://www.washtrust.com/home/wealth. A state-chartered bank, Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including business banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services, through its offices located in Rhode Island, southeastern Connecticut and Massachusetts. Web site address: www.washtrust.com.

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        Source: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.

    Contact: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. Charlene P. Ferranti, 401-348-1363 Public Relations Officer cpferranti@washtrust.com