SOURCE: Washington Federal Savings

Washington Federal Savings

September 28, 2009 16:38 ET

Washington Federal Declares 107th Consecutive Cash Dividend

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 28, 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 October 23, 2009 to common stockholders of record on October 9, 2009. This will be Washington Federal's 107th 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 June 30, 2009, the Company reported $12.0 billion in assets, $7.7 billion in deposits and $1.4 billion in stockholders' equity.