Washington Trust Selects I Luv RI July Photo Contest Winner

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Photo from Bristol Fourth of July Celebration Appears in July Issue of RI Monthly

Cherie Daniel of Bristol, R.I.'s photo "Bristol Parade", was selected as the July winner of the I Luv RI Photo Contest.

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WESTERLY, R.I.--()--Washington Trust, Rhode Island's largest independent bank, and Rhode Island Monthly have announced “Bristol Parade”, a photo taken by Cherie Daniel of Bristol, R.I., is the recent winner of the I Luv RI 2012 photo contest and is featured in the July 2012 issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine.

“I chose the "Bristol Parade" image as I felt it captured the joy and happiness of the Bristol Fourth of July experience. Being a Bristolian, the parade has been always been a summer tradition. It is so rewarding to see the excitement in children who attend this great parade,” said Daniel.

Bristol’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration is not only a traditional Rhode Island event, but since it was established in 1785, its also the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States, stated Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. “Cherie’s photo depicts the family-friendly, fun, festive lifestyle we all enjoy here in Rhode Island.”

The “I Luv RI” photo contest is sponsored by Washington Trust in conjunction with Rhode Island Monthly. Photographers may enter by sending their favorite Rhode Island photo to: www.rimonthly.com/ILUVRI, or by visiting www.iluvri.com.

Each month in 2012, a winning photo will be selected and published in Rhode Island Monthly magazine. Monthly photo winners also receive an “I Luv RI” gift basket full of Rhode Island items, and one of twelve special Rhode Island experiences, including stays at Rhode Island’s best resorts, such as Watch Hill’s Ocean House; The Chanler at Cliffwalk in Newport; the Harborside Inn or RI Hotel Manisses, on Block Island; or receive special VIP experiences at the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Bruins, Trinity Repertory Company, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Warwick Mall and Yawgoo Valley Ski Resort; or a ‘Cake A Month’ from Rhode Island’s own Gregg’s Restaurants.

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island and the oldest community Bank in the nation. Washington Trust provides commercial banking, small business banking, personal banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management and trust services to individuals and institutions throughout the Northeast. Our Commercial Banking Group offers a full line of commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate, and cash management services to borrowers throughout the Northeast. Washington Trust is an SBA preferred lender. Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing customized, comprehensive financing and personalized services. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select, symbol: WASH).

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Contacts

Washington Trust
Elizabeth B. Eckel, 401-348-1309
SVP Marketing
ebeckel@washtrust.com

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Washington Trust announced “Bristol Parade”, a photo taken by Cherie Daniel of Bristol, R.I., is the winner of the I Luv RI 2012 photo contest and is featured in the July 2012 issue of RI Monthly.

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Contacts

Washington Trust
Elizabeth B. Eckel, 401-348-1309
SVP Marketing
ebeckel@washtrust.com