Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. Declares 4th Quarter Dividend

WESTERLY, R.I., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq:WASH), today declared a quarterly dividend of 32 cents per share for the quarter ending December 31, 2014. The dividend will be paid January 14, 2015 to shareholders of record on January 2, 2015.

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the parent of The Washington Trust Company. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial and mortgage lending, consumer banking, wealth management and trust services through its offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Corporation's common stock trades on The NASDAQ OMX® under the symbol WASH. Investor information is available on the Corporation's web site: www.washtrustbancorp.com.

CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel Senior Vice President, Marketing & Investor Relations (401) 348-1309 ebeckel@washtrust.com

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