WESTERLY, R.I., June 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ:WASH), today declared a quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, 2016. The dividend will be paid July 14, 2016 to shareholders of record on July 1, 2016.

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the parent of The Washington Trust Company, with $3.8 billion in assets as of March 31, 2016. 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, mortgage 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 Nasdaq under the symbol WASH. Investor information is available on the Corporation’s web site at www.washtrustbancorp.com.

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