SOURCE: Washington Federal

Washington Federal

February 27, 2012 18:25 ET

Washington Federal Names Trevor Bush Manager of Phoenix Retail Banking Division

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - Washington Federal (NASDAQ: WAFD) announced the appointment of Trevor Bush as Vice President & Manager of the Phoenix Retail Division headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Bush will be responsible for the overall management of 14 branches in the Phoenix area, and for future growth of the Company's consumer and small business market share in Phoenix and Northern Arizona.

Most recently, Bush served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Western National Bank, which was recently acquired by Washington Federal. Prior to that, he served as Controller for a division of CIT Financial. His career began at Seafirst Bank in Seattle before taking on a 10-year stint at Finova Capital Corp in internal audit, then moving to finance and strategy, and eventually becoming a commercial loan portfolio manager. Bush earned his BA in accounting and management information systems at California State University and his MBA from Arizona State University.

Washington Federal operates 166 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 December 31, 2011, the Company reported $13.6 billion in assets, $8.9 billion in deposits and $1.9 billion in stockholders' equity.

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