SOURCE: Washington Federal Savings

Washington Federal Savings

December 21, 2009 16:46 ET

Washington Federal Declares 108th Consecutive Cash Dividend

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2009) - The Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFSL), parent company of Washington Federal Savings, today announced a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share. The dividend will be payable January 15, 2010 to common stockholders of record on January 4, 2010. This will be Washington Federal's 108th consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Washington Federal Savings operates 150 offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Established in 1917, the Company provides residential real estate loans, commercial real estate financing, consumer deposit accounts and business banking. On September 30, 2009, the Company reported $12.6 billion in assets, $7.8 billion in deposits and $1.7 billion in stockholders' equity.