Washington Trust Selects December I Luv RI Photo Contest Winner

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Photo of Rhode Island State House Appears in December Issue of RI Monthly

Washington Trust has selected "Winter State House," a photograph of the Rhode Island State House, by Derrick Robinson of Providence R.I., as the December winner of the I Luv RI 2012 photo contest.

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WESTERLY, R.I.--()--Washington Trust and Rhode Island Monthly announced today that “Winter State House, a photograph of the Rhode Island State House, taken by Derrick Robinson of Providence R.I., is the December winner of the I Luv RI 2012 photo contest. The photo will appear in the December 2012 issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine.

“Snowfall instills in me a sense of peace and tranquility, because it forces our fast-paced world to slow down just a bit,” said Robinson. Adding, “Snow also has a way of highlighting the natural beauty of our surroundings. Who hasn’t looked out there window just after a snowstorm and just been awed by the delightful scenery? Rhode Island’s State House is a magnificent sight anytime of the year, but the beauty of this building is intensified even more when covered with snow."

“We had more than one thousand photographs entered into the 2012 I Luv RI photo contest — each one illustrating something special about Rhode Island,” stated Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. “It’s fitting that the final selection of our I Luv RI photo contest is a photo of Rhode Island’s State House, a majestic symbol of our State’s history poised in nature’s elements.”

The 2012 I Luv RI monthly photo contest winners were:

January: Katie Gendreau, Bristol, “High Surf at Sunrise”

February: Tim Hiebert, Providence, RI, “Nocturne”

March: Bara Mouradi, East Greenwich, RI, “Prospect Park”

April: Eric Wertheimer, Wakefield, RI, “Corey T”

May: Ingrid Matthews, Wyoming, RI, “Water Ballet”

June: Eric Full, Portsmouth, RI, “Newport Bridge Silhouette”

July: Cherie Daniel, Bristol, RI, “Bristol Parade”

August: Barbara McCormick, Wakefield, RI, “Where’s Waldo on Salty Brine”

September: Zachary Turner, Westerly, RI, “Little Narragansett Bay”

October: Raymond Larson, Pawtucket, RI, “Music in the Fall”

November: Philip MacCarthy, Warwick, RI, “A Picture Perfect Fall Day”

December: Derrick Robinson, Providence, RI, “Winter State House”

The “I Luv RI” photo contest was sponsored by Washington Trust in conjunction with Rhode Island Monthly. Each month in 2012, a winning photo was selected and published in Rhode Island Monthly magazine. Monthly photo winners received 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.

Beginning in March of 2013, Washington Trust and Rhode Island Monthly will once again sponsor the I Luv RI Photo Contest. More details and information will be available soon on www.rimonthly.com/ILUVRI or www.iluvri.com.

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 has selected "Winter State House," a photo of the Rhode Island State House, by Derrick Robinson of Providence R.I., as the December winner of the I Luv RI 2012 photo contest.

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Contacts

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