Washington Trust Declares Dividend

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Washington Trust Declares Dividend

<0> Washington TrustElizabeth B. Eckel, 401-348-1309Senior Vice President, Marketing </0>

The Board of Directors of ., (NASDAQ Global Select; symbol: WASH), today declared a quarterly dividend of 24 cents per share for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The dividend will be paid on January 11, 2013 to shareholders of record on January 2, 2013.

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the parent of The Washington Trust Company, a state-chartered bank headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1800, is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including , , , and 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® Stock Marketunder the symbol WASH. Investor information is available on the Corporation’s web site: .