Webster Bank Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

             Webster Bank Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

PR Newswire

WATERBURY, Conn., April 29, 2014

WATERBURY, Conn., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Webster Bank, a leading
regional bank serving businesses and consumers from metro New York City to
Boston, Mass., today announced Bernard Garrigues as its new executive vice
president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). Garrigues reports
directly to Joe Savage, president, and is based in Webster's corporate
headquarters in Waterbury. At Webster, Garrigues will be responsible for all
aspects of Human Resources including talent management, staffing, learning and
development, and compensation and benefits.

Bernard Garrigues, executive vice president, CHRO at Webster

"Bernard's strong background and global expertise in building diverse talent
and organizational capabilities will prove valuable as Webster grows and
deepens its relationship with consumers and businesses across our markets,"
Savage said. "His leadership will nurture our culture as a values-driven,
community-focused bank, and he will guide our differentiation of living up to
delivering exceptional customer service."

Most recently, Garrigues was with TIMEX Group in Middlebury, Conn., where he
was the CHRO and had comprehensive global HR responsibility for several
thousand employees in 22 countries. While there, he created new talent
management, leadership development, and HR business partnership programs that
drove operational excellence and strong employee engagement. Prior to that,
he worked 21 years for General Electric where he served in senior HR
leadership roles with a number of GE businesses, including Commercial Finance,
Capital Real Estate, Healthcare, and Capital IT Solutions in both the United
States and Europe. While at GE, Garrigues developed deep HR domain expertise
in building culture, talent, and organization capabilities.

Garrigues is a graduate of the University of Montpellier in Montpellier,
France with degrees in employee relations and law. He is Six Sigma, Green
Belt certified, a published author, and a seasoned guest lecturer. Garrigues
lives in Stamford, Conn.

About Webster
Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS)is the holding company for Webster
Bank, N.A. With $21 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer
banking, mortgages, private banking, trust and investment services through 168
banking offices; 310 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

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SOURCE Webster Financial Corporation

Website: www.websteronline.com
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