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Webster Financial Corporation Increases Common Dividend

WATERBURY, Conn., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS), the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A., announced today that its Board of Directors had declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.15 on its common stock, an increase from the previous $.10 per share.

James C. Smith, chairman and CEO, said, "Given the growth and quality of earnings and Webster's strong capital base, the Board of Directors is pleased to increase the dividend on our common shares by five cents per share."

The dividend on the common shares will be payable on May 20, 2013, to shareholders of record on May 6, 2013.

Webster also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $21.25 per share on its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, payable on June 17, 2013, to shareholders of record on June 1, 2013.

On its Series E Preferred Stock, Webster declared a quarterly cash dividend of $400.00 per share ($0.40 per each depositary share, 1,000 of which represent one share of Series E preferred stock), payable on June 17, 2013, to shareholders of record on June 1, 2013.

About Webster
Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:  WBS) is the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A. With $20 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgages, financial planning, trust and investment services through 168 banking offices; 294 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 or follow us on LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/company/webster-bank and Twitter https://twitter.com/WebsterBank.



Media Contact:       

Investor Contact:       

Bob Guenther, 203-578-2391     

Terry Mangan, 203-578-2318

rguenther@websterbank.com      

tmangan@websterbank.com



 

SOURCE Webster Financial Corporation