SOURCE: Washington Federal Savings

December 18, 2006 16:56 ET

Washington Federal Declares 96th Consecutive Cash Dividend

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- The Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFSL), parent company of Washington Federal Savings, today announced a quarterly cash dividend of 20.5 cents per share. The dividend will be payable January 12, 2007 to common stockholders of record on December 29, 2006.

This is Washington Federal's 96th consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Washington Federal Savings provides residential real estate loans, checking, money market accounts and certificates of deposit through 124 offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. Established in 1917, the Company reported $9.1 billion in assets and $5.3 billion in deposits as of September 30, 2006.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Cathy Cooper
    Washington Federal, Inc.
    425 Pike Street
    Seattle, WA 98101
    (206) 777-8246