Washington Federal Announces 20 Cent Per Share Cash Dividend

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    SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ-WAFD)
    announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share. The
    dividend will be paid on May 24th, 2019 to common
    stockholders of record as of May 10th, 2019. This will be
    Washington Federal’s 145th consecutive quarterly cash
    dividend.

    Washington Federal, Inc. is the parent company of Washington Federal, a
    national bank that operates 235 branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
    Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Established in 1917, the
    bank provides consumer and commercial deposit accounts, financing for
    small to middle market businesses, commercial real estate and
    residential real estate, including consumer mortgages, home equity lines
    of credit and insurance products through a subsidiary. As of March 31,
    2019, the Company reported $16.4 billion in assets, $11.7 billion in
    deposits and $2.0 billion in stockholders’ equity.

    Important Cautionary Statements

    The foregoing information should be read in conjunction with the
    financial statements, notes and other information contained in the
    Company’s 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form
    10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

    This press release contains statements about the Company’s future that
    are not statements of historical fact. These statements are “forward
    looking statements” for purposes of applicable securities laws, and are
    based on current information and/or management’s good faith belief as to
    future events. The words “estimate,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,”
    “project,” and similar expressions signify forward-looking statements.
    Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future
    performance. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve
    inherent risk and uncertainties, which change over time; and actual
    performance, could differ materially from those anticipated by any
    forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to
    update or revise any forward-looking statement.

    Contacts

    Washington Federal, Inc.
    Brad Goode 206-626-8178
    [email protected]