SOURCE: Washington Federal

Washington Federal

September 27, 2010 16:46 ET

Washington Federal Declares 111th Consecutive Cash Dividend

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) -  The Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFSL), parent company of Washington Federal, today announced a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share. The dividend will be payable October 22, 2010 to common stockholders of record on October 8, 2010. This will be Washington Federal's 111th consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Washington Federal operates 160 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, 2010, the Company reported $13.7 billion in assets, $8.9 billion in deposits and $1.8 billion in stockholders' equity.