Washington Trust Selects I Luv RI August Photo Contest Winner

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Photo of Rhode Island Beach to Appear in August Issue of RI Monthly

"Where's Waldo on Salty Brine," by Barbara McCormick of Wakefield, R.I. is the August 2012 I Luv RI photo contest winner. (Photo: Business Wire)

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WESTERLY, R.I.--()--Washington Trust, Rhode Island's largest independent bank, and Rhode Island Monthly announced “Where’s Waldo on Salty Brine, a photo taken by Barbara McCormick of Wakefield, R.I., as the recent winner of the I Luv RI 2012 photography contest. McCormick's beach photo appears in the August 2012 issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine.

“I chose this image because the people on the beach were so full of color and so busy with activity. It was exciting to have such a great view of the beach crowds aboard the Block Island Ferry. It spoke ‘quintessential Rhode Island’ to me...mid-summer on the beach, there is nothing better than that,” said McCormick.

“Rhode Island has some of the best beaches on the East Coast,” stated Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. “Barbara’s photo truly captures the spirit of a fun summer day at a Rhode Island beach. It is picture-postcard perfect and makes you wish you were there.”

The “I Luv RI” photography 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.

The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., a $3.0 billion corporation headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island. A state-chartered bank, Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including 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 Global Select® Stock Marketunder the symbol WASH. Web site address: www.washtrust.com.

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Contacts

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

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