Washington Federal Declares $.08 Cash Dividend

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - The Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. ( NASDAQ : WAFD ), parent company of Washington Federal, today announced a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share. The dividend will be payable on October 19, 2012 to common stockholders of record on October 5, 2012. This will be Washington Federal's 119th consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Washington Federal operates 165 offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Established in 1917, the Company provides consumer and commercial deposit accounts, insurance products and financing for small to middle market businesses, commercial real estate and residential real estate, including consumer mortgages and home equity lines of credit. As of June 30, 2012, the Company reported $13.5 billion in assets, $8.6 billion in deposits and $1.9 billion in stockholders' equity.