Washington Federal Announces Cash Dividend of 17 Cents Per Share

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#WAFDbank–The Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ-WAFD) today
announced a quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents per share. The dividend
will be paid on May 25, 2018 to common stockholders of record as of May
11, 2018. This will be Washington Federal’s 141st consecutive quarterly
cash dividend.

Washington Federal, Inc. is the parent company of Washington Federal, a
national bank that operates 237 branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Established in 1917, the
bank 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 March 31, 2018, the
Company reported $15.6 billion in assets, $11.1 billion in deposits and
$2.0 billion in stockholders’ equity.

Contacts

Washington Federal, Inc.
Brad Goode 206-626-8178
Brad.Goode@wafd.com