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Maria Freburg Named a "Best Boss and Leader" in Westchester County, NY

WATERBURY, Conn., July 31, 2012 – Webster Bank is pleased to announce that Maria Freburg, vice president, market manager for Lower Fairfield County, Conn., and Westchester County, NY, has been named one of the county’s “Greatest Leaders and Bosses” by 914Inc.Magazine.  This award recognizes the most respected, admired and inspiring bosses in the area.

“Maria lives the Webster Way,” said Denise Kaufman, SVP, regional manager retail banking at Webster Bank.  “Since the bank was founded during the Great Depression to help people buy and build their homes, ‘doing the right thing’ has been part of our DNA.  This award reflects how Maria makes a positive difference each and every day in people’s lives.  Her hands-on management and mentoring style motivates her team to do their very best in providing superior customer service for our clients.”

Freburg has been with Webster for 2 years and has 20 years of banking experience.  The recipient of numerous awards, Maria recently received the Heroes Award for Professional Women in Westchester County and the 40 Under 40 Award for Westchester County in 2011. 

Maria is also very active in the community.  Currently, she is the board president of Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau’ Chairperson of the 2012 Go Red for Women campaign for the American Heart Association for Westchester and Lower Fairfield counties; and serves on the loan committee for Community Capital Resources – just to name a few.

About Webster Bank: 

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 167 banking offices, 464 ATMs, 290 of which are owned by Webster and 174 of which are branded, 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