Webster Bank Names Colin Eccles Chief Information Officer

          Webster Bank Names Colin Eccles Chief Information Officer

PR Newswire

WATERBURY, Conn., Jan. 17, 2013

WATERBURY, Conn., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Webster Bank, a leading
regional bank serving businesses and consumers from Westchester County, N.Y.,
to Boston, Mass., today announced Colin Eccles will join the bank as executive
vice president and chief information officer, effective January 23.

"I'm delighted to have someone of Colin's caliber join our executive team,"
said Jerry Plush, president and chief operating officer of Webster Bank.
"Colin is an accomplished, knowledgeable leader with a proven track record of
building best-in-class business solutions and operations. His experience will
also be invaluable as we further enhance our eBanking solutions for businesses
and consumers."

Eccles brings more than 25 years of banking industry experience to Webster.
He served as CIO for the past four years at Umpqua Holdings in Portland,
Ore.,successfully delivering on a series of electronic banking solutions,
including mobile banking. A native of South Africa, Eccles worked for the
First National Bank of South Africa before joining Hogan System, a banking
software company, in Dallas, Texas. When Hogan was acquired by Computer
Sciences Corporation, Eccles assumed responsibility for leading the company's
services organizations for the Americas. Eccles also worked for Washington
Mutual Bank (WaMu) for seven years and was the CIO for the Retail Bank prior
to joining Umpqua Holdings.

Eccles is a graduate of Witwatersand University in Johannesburg, South Africa
with a Masters degree from the University of South Africa.

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.comor follow us on LinkedIn
http://linkedin.com/company/webster-bankand Twitter

Media Contact:           Investor Contact:
Sarah Barr, 203-578-2287 Terry Mangan, 203-578-2318
sbarr@websterbank.com    tmangan@websterbank.com

SOURCE Webster Financial Corporation

Website: http://www.websteronline.com
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