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Webster Bank Receives United Way Recognition for 75 Years of Inspired Philanthropy

WATERBURY , Conn. , February 27, 2012 --- The Academy Awards isn't the only recognition ceremony captivating people's attention. On Friday, February 17 th , Webster Bank received special recognition from the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut for 75 years of inspired philanthropy, volunteerism, and commitment. Webster was also a finalist for the “Best Of” Awards in the Best Campaign in a Large Company.

“Congratulations to all the companies nominated and who support United Way . It's our belief at Webster and a longstanding practice of our employees to give of ourselves in the communities we serve. Our Webster bankers should be very proud of this special recognition as it serves as yet another example of how our employees really make the difference,” said Diana Pagliarini, who chaired last year's Webster Employee Community Campaign.

This annual awards ceremony recognizes organizations and their campaign coordinators, volunteer committees and employees for their outstanding participation.

Last year's Webster Employee Community Campaign raised a record-setting $1.2 million in support of organizations across the company's footprint.

Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association. With $19 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust and investment services through 168 banking offices, 473 ATMs, telephone banking, mobile banking, and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; 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 the Webster website at www.websterbank.com.

Media Contact:
Sarah Barr, 203-578-2287
sbarr@websterbank.com