Washington Trust Delays Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2014 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast by 24 Hours Due to Weather

WESTERLY, R.I., Jan. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Due to severe winter weather predicted in the Northeast, Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:WASH), the publicly owned holding company of The Washington Trust Company, will delay the Corporation's fourth quarter and full year 2014 earnings release and conference call by 24 hours. The new dates and times are as follows:

Earnings Release: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, After Market Closes
Conference Call: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:30 a.m. EST
Participant Dial In: 1-877-407-0784 (Toll-Free)
International Dial In: 1-201-689-8560
Webcast: Washington Trust Bancorp's website,
www.washtrustbancorp.com
Teleconference Replay: Available after the call, from January 29, 2015, 11:30 a.m. EST through February 8, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Replay Number US: 1-877-870-5176 (Toll-Free)
Replay International: 1-858-384-5517
Replay Pin Number: 13598651

ABOUT WASHINGTON TRUST BANCORP, INC.

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the parent of The Washington Trust Company, with $3.4 billion in assets as of September 30, 2014. 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, small business 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 The NASDAQ OMX® under the symbol WASH. Investor information is available on the Corporation's web site at www.washtrustbancorp.com.

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

Source:Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.