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WASHINGTON TRUST BANCORP, INC.
For holders as of:
February 27, 2019
April 23, 2019
44 Broad Street
Westerly, Rhode Island
23 Broad Street
Westerly, RI 02891
You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.
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We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
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The election of four directors, nominated by the Board of Directors, each to serve for a three-year term and until their successors are duly elected and qualified:
The ratification of the selection of Crowe LLP to serve as the Corporation's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2019.
A non-binding advisory resolution to approve the compensation of the Corporation's named executive officers.