Webster Financial Corporation Announces Common and Preferred Dividends

Oct 26, 2010, 10:27 ET from Webster Financial Corporation

WATERBURY, Conn., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS), the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A., announced today that its Board of Directors declared cash dividends on its common shares and its 8.50% Series A Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.

Webster declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per common share, payable on November 22, 2010 to shareholders of record on November 8, 2010.

Webster also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $21.25 per share on its 8.50% Series A Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, payable on December 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on December 1, 2010.

Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association. With $17.8 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust and investment services through 181 banking offices, 497 ATMs, mobile banking, the Customer Care Center, and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation, and the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance, 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 Webster's website at www.websterbank.com.

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