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  • Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting To Be Held On April 27, 2010
    Company Release - 03/15/2010 17:33

    WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select; symbol: WASH), parent company of The Washington Trust Company, has announced that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Granite Theater, One Granite Street, Westerly, Rhode Island, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The Theater is located in downtown Westerly, up the street from Washington Trust's corporate headquarters. Free parking is available in the Washington Trust parking garage, 23 Broad Street, Westerly, Rhode Island. The Granite Theater is handicapped accessible.

    The meeting will be held for the purpose of considering and acting upon the following:

    1. The election of five directors, nominated by the Board of Directors, for three year terms, each to serve until their successors are duly elected and qualified;

    2. The ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Corporation's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2010; and

    3. Such other business as may properly come before the meeting, or any adjournment thereof.

    The record date for the Annual Meeting is February 26, 2010. Proxy statements, 2009 Annual Reports to Shareholders, Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2009, voting materials and meeting information were mailed on March 12, 2010, to shareholders of record.

    About Washington Trust:

    The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., a $2.9 billion corporation headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island. A state-chartered bank, Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, small business banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, southeastern Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts. The Corporation's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select(R) Stock Marketunder the symbol WASH. Web site address: www.washtrust.com.

        Source: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.

    Contact: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. Elizabeth B. Eckel, 401-348-1309 Senior Vice President, Marketing ebeckel@washtrust.com