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Webster Welcomes Two New Private Bankers

WATERBURY, Conn., October 4, 2012 –   Webster Bank, a leading bank serving businesses and consumers from Westchester County, N.Y. to Boston, Mass., today welcomed two new Webster Private Bankers.  Webster Private Bank provides a full menu of depository, credit, and investment products and services that build on Webster’s 77-years of experience, commitment, and trust and its reputation for superior customer service for the unique needs of high net-worth individuals. 

Chris Martin is now a senior vice president and senior private banker serving Western Connecticut.  In 1997, he successfully established Webster’s Government and Institutional Banking Group.  He has served as a financial advisor and investment banker since 1982.  Prior to coming to Webster, Martin worked in similar capacities for Paine Webber, Bank Boston, and Fleet Securities.

A resident of Thomaston, Connecticut, Martin has almost three decades of civic service in the Greater Waterbury Community.  He is currently on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Wellmore, Inc. and serves as President of the Laura Andrew Foundation in Thomaston.  He is a registered Municipal Securities Principal and Representative (Series 53) and holds a general securities license (Series 7).  He earned a BS in Finance and a Masters in Education from the University of Connecticut.

Webster Private Bank also announces the hiring of Caryn Cosentini as senior vice president and senior private banker serving the Westchester County and Metro New York areas.  Along with providing individuals with banking, lending, investment and planning needs, she will also provide institutional asset management for middle market corporations and non-profits. 

Cosentini brings more than 20 years of experience to the role and has been building private banking relationships for more than ten years.  Previously, she served as managing director and private banker at Fieldpoint Private Bank and Trust in Greenwich, Conn., and held similar positions at both JPMorgan and Bank of America. 

A resident of Stamford, Conn., Cosentini is also active in the New York City community.  She currently serves as Vice President of the St. Cecilia Chorus and also Co-Chair of the Finance Committee.  She earned her bachelors from Cornell University and her Masters in Business Administration from New York University.

“We are thrilled to have Chris and Caryn bring their deep knowledge and experience to our strong team of Webster Private Bankers,” said Dave Dixon, SVP, Director of Webster Private Bank.  Throughout our four-state footprint, Webster Private Bank offers customized one-stop, full service financial solutions and is a natural extension of Webster’s longtime mission – to help our customers reach their financial goals.”

About Webster

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

Investor Contact:
Terry Mangan, 203-578-2318
tmangan@websterbank.com