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Webster Banker Part of New Generation of Leadership

WATERBURY , Conn. , February 29, 2012 – Webster Bank is pleased to congratulate Kinga Evans, named one of Connecticut Magazine's 40 Under Forty . Evans, who is vice president, strategy, is featured in this month's issue, on newsstands March 1.

Her responsibilities at Webster include – but are not limited to - analyzing, assessing, and implementing plans to help achieve market leadership and improve customer service in an efficient and effective manner.

In the last 10 years, Kinga emigrated from Poland, earned her Bachelors degree in finance from Central Connecticut State University, and her MBA from the University of Hartford - all while working full time.

Kinga is no stranger to receiving accolades. In 2006, the Hartford Business Journal named her one of its 40 Under Forty up and coming executives.

“We are delighted that Kinga has been recognized as one of this year's 40 Under Forty, ” said Jerry Plush, president and chief operating officer. “She has been a significant contributor since joining Webster and the energy and effort she puts forth on a daily basis both at work and in the community is exemplary.”

“Kinga rolls up her sleeves and gets the job done - everything from complex financial analysis to critical interdepartmental communications,” said Jennifer Ahern, senior vice president, director of continuous improvement and strategy. “Kinga's boundless energy doesn't stop at the door at Webster. Her Type W Personality extends to her volunteer work in the community. Congratulations to Kinga on this outstanding achievement of being part of the new generation of leaders in our state.”

As part of her community outreach, Kinga volunteers at the annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger as well as serves as a board member for the Cove Center for Grieving Children.

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 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 .

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Sarah Barr, 203-578-2287