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Press Release

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend

Company Release - 3/15/2018 11:00 AM ET

WESTERLY, R.I., March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ:WASH), today declared a quarterly dividend of 43 cents per share for the quarter ending March 31, 2018. This represents a four cent per share increase over the most recent quarterly dividend paid. The dividend will be paid April 13, 2018 to shareholders of record on April 2, 2018.

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the parent of The Washington Trust Company, with $4.5 billion in assets as of December 31, 2017. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Corporation’s common stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol WASH. Investor information is available on the Corporation’s web site at

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Source: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.