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Webster to Receive United Way Greater Waterbury Spirit of Excellence Award

WATERBURY, Conn., April 4, 2012 --- Webster Bank will receive the United Way of Greater Waterbury “Spirit of Excellence Award.”  The honor is presented annually to a company or organization that completes a well-organized, effective campaign that yields a positive and enduring legacy for years to come.

The ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 p.m. the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1284 Strongtown Road in Southbury, Conn., during the UWGW Community Leaders Dinner.

“Webster is a longtime partner with the United Way of Greater Waterbury,” said Jim Smith, chairman and CEO of Webster, who will be accepting the award.  “Our employee-led campaign dates back to when the United Way began and in 2011, it resulted in a record-breaking campaign.  We’ve been able to continuously grow our campaign because its goals are part of our DNA, part of a legacy of caring handed down by my father.”

Webster’s mission is to help individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals.  Webster is a leading regional bank across a four-state footprint from Westchester County, NY to Boston, Mass.

About Webster

Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A. 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 and 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