SOURCE: Rainier Pacific Financial Group

February 20, 2008 09:00 ET

Rainier Pacific Financial Group, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Rainier Pacific Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPFG) today reported that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share on its common stock.

The dividend will be paid on March 17, 2008 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 3, 2008. This is the seventeenth consecutive quarterly cash dividend for Rainier Pacific Financial Group, Inc. and represents a one-half cent per share increase over the dividend paid in December 2007.

Rainier Pacific Financial Group is the bank holding company for Rainier Pacific Savings Bank, a Tacoma, Washington-based state-chartered savings bank, operating 14 branch offices in the Tacoma-Pierce County and City of Federal Way areas.

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