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Partridge Snow & Hahn Executive Joins Washington Trust Wealth Management

January 15, 2016

Westerly, RI – Washington Trust Wealth Management (NASDAQ OMX®: WASH) announced that Kathleen A. Ryan, Esq. has been named senior vice president, Wealth Management Client Services, Trust and Estate Services. She will join Washington Trust Wealth Management in December from the law firm Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP where she was partner and chair of the Trusts and Estates group.

Ryan joins Washington Trust Wealth Management’s 100+ team of trust officers, portfolio managers, tax advisors, wealth planning officers, and financial planning professionals who serve clients throughout the country from offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. In her new leadership role, Ryan will oversee Washington Trust Wealth Management’s Trust & Estate Services group, providing expertise and guidance on fiduciary services, including wealth transfer planning and related tax issues, charitable giving, and business succession planning.

“Kathi comes to Washington Trust with more than 25 years of experience as a strategic and focused attorney,” said Mark K. W. Gim, senior executive vice president, wealth management & treasurer for Washington Trust. “Kathi’s dedication to excellent client service fits perfectly with Washington Trust’s corporate priorities. In addition, her responsibilities for practice management, work allocation, business development, and strategic planning and implementation are outstanding qualifications for her senior leadership role within Washington Trust Wealth Management.”

Prior to joining Washington Trust, Ryan was a partner at the law firm Partridge Snow & Hahn. She served as chair for the firm’s Trusts & Estates practice where she was responsible for advising clients on wealth preservation, asset transfer, charitable giving and estate and gift tax planning issues. During her time with Partridge Snow & Hahn, she also co-founded and led “Women AdVocates for Enterprise” (WAVE), an initiative dedicated to helping women advance professionally in the marketplace.

Ryan is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude) and Providence College (B.A., cum laude). She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida Bar Associations. Ryan is a frequent speaker and published source on matters of trust and estate and other relevant issues and sits on a number of boards including the Providence College President’s Council and the South County Hospital Professional Advisory Group.

About Washington Trust Wealth Management
Washington Trust Wealth Management is one of the premier wealth management firms in the Northeast, providing financial planning, asset management and trust and estate planning services to high-net-worth clients, endowments, foundations, retirement plan sponsors and other institutional investors for more than a century. Washington Trust Wealth Management has more than $5.7 billion in assets under administration. It provides services through its offices in Rhode Island (Providence, Westerly, and Narragansett) and through its registered investment advisers, Weston Financial Group, Inc. in Wellesley, Massachusetts and Halsey Associates, Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut. Washington Trust Wealth Management is a division of The Washington Trust Company, a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ OMX®: WASH).

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