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Bank Rhode Island Names Alane Frezza Vice President, Business Development Officer

Providence, R.I. – February 10, 2010 – Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) recently announced the appointment of Alane Frezza as Vice President, Business Development Officer.  As a business development officer, Frezza will be responsible for developing new relationships with Rhode Island businesses.


Frezza brings over 30 years of banking experience to her position at BankRI. Most recently, she was Vice President, Business Banking Officer at Citizens Bank. 


“Alane is a tremendous addition to our business banking team. She has worked with Rhode Island business owners for years,” stated BankRI Chief Lending Officer Mark Meiklejohn. “Her knowledge of the marketplace, her focus on customer service and her comprehensive understanding of banking products and services make her a great resource for any company looking to grow their business.”


Frezza is active in a number of community and civic organizations, including the Cranston Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. She is a former board member of Cranston Economic Development and a former Director of Eastman House for Women


A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, Frezza is a graduate of Bryant University. She resides in Smithfield. 



About Bank Rhode Island

Bank Rhode Island, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc. (NASDAQ:BARI), is a full-service, FDIC-insured financial institution headquartered in Providence.  The bank operates 16 branches and more than 60 ATMs throughout Providence, Kent and Washington Counties.  As of June 30, 2009, BankRI has $1.6 billion in assets and $1.1 billion in deposits.  For more information, visit   


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