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Bankers Race for Charity to Celebrate Washington Federal's 100 Years in Business


Executives from Washington
, the national bank headquartered in Seattle providing
exceptional service in personal, small business and commercial banking,
hosted a Ballard Block Party to commemorate their 100-year anniversary
on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Washington Federal's first location in
Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

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"To mark Washington Federal's centennial, our dedicated finance
professionals raced for charity in traditional banker attire," said
Brent Beardall, President and CEO of Washington Federal. "The Banker
Dash was just one highlight of the block party, where we celebrated both
our team and the long-term client relationships integral to our success."

During the Banker Dash, eight finance professionals sprinted in
conservative banking attire to decide the charitable fate of 10 $100
bills. As Beardall sounded the blowhorn at 6:30 p.m., women dashed to
the finish line in high heels while men raced in traditional wing tip
dress shoes and suits while holding money bags. The winning banker,
Larry Nelson, donated $1,000 to Everett
Boys & Girls Club

Founded in 1917 in Ballard, Seattle, Washington Federal has long worked
with members of the local and national community to provide quality
banking solutions. A century later, Washington Federal has 236 branches
and continues to grow, bringing a genuine and highly personalized
banking experience to clients across eight western states. On Monday,
April 24, 2017, Washington Federal rang the bell at the Nasdaq
MarketSite in New York's Times Square as part of the Market Bell

Additional images and a video can be found here.

About Washington Federal, Inc.

Washington Federal, Inc. is the parent company of Washington Federal
N.A., a national bank that provides consumer and commercial deposit
accounts, financing for small to middle market businesses, commercial
and residential real estate, including consumer mortgages, home equity
lines of credit and insurance products through a subsidiary. Established
in 1917, the Company operates 236 branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Washington Federal just
celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Washington Federal has approximately $15 billion in assets. For more
information on locations and services of Washington Federal, visit
and for more information on the banks 100-year legacy, and to hear
client stories visit

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