Washington Trust Announces Vice President of Human Resources

WESTERLY, RI – (September 11, 2012) Washington Trust has announced that Ellen P. Paster, of North Kingstown R.I., has been appointed Vice President, Human Resources. Paster will serve as the human resources business partner for wealth management and retail lending lines of business. She is additionally responsible for corporate training and development.

Paster has 20 years of human resources experience, most recently as Human Resources Business Partner for Citizens Bank in Providence, R.I. A graduate of Furman University, Paster received a Masters of International Business from the University of South Carolina.

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 commercial banking, small 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 Market under the symbol WASH.  Web site address: www.washtrust.com.


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