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Webster Bank Employees Raise $1.2M for United Way

WATERBURY , Conn. , January 4, 2012 — Webster Bank announced today that it raised a record-setting $1.2 million through its recently completed 2011 Employee Community Campaign for the United Way .

The amount raised makes Webster one of Connecticut 's largest contributors to the United Way . The money will go to more than 40 United Way chapters and more than 100 United Way partner agencies across Connecticut , Massachusetts , Rhode Island and Westchester County , N.Y.

The campaign consisted of several one-time fundraisers over the course of the year including an online auction, Jeans in July and a corporate contribution.

“I want to thank everyone who participated in the campaign for helping us accomplish this remarkable achievement. In doing so, together, we have shown clearly what it means to be a Type W personality and demonstrated how we Live United by giving back to the communities we serve,” said Diana Pagliarini, Chair, 2011 Webster Employee Community Campaign for United Way.

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Webster Bank employees were recognized for their outstanding contributions at a recent Thank You event. Pictured here are Webster Chairman and CEO Jim Smith with awardees Sean Mulready, Vice President/Relationship Manager Commercial Real Estate; Diana Pagliarini, Chairperson and Chief Operating Risk Officer; Adam McLaughlin, Vice President Commercial Real Estate; and Executive Vice President and CAO Jeffrey Brown.

Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) is the holding company for Webster Bank. With $18 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust and investment services through 168 banking offices, 473 ATMs, mobile banking, the Customer Care Center , and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation, and the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance, and provides health savings account, trustee and administrative services through HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank. Member FDIC and equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit Webster's website at

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Kathy Luria, Vice President, Community Affairs