SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)||July 25, 2008|
Washington Federal, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|425 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington||98101|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code (206) 624-7930
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure|
A copy of a July 25, 2008 letter from Roy M. Whitehead, Chairman, President and CEO of Washington Federal, Inc., which was included with the cash dividend payment to shareholders is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Statements contained in this letter are not historical facts and should be considered forward-looking statements with respect to Washington Federal. Forward-looking statements of this type speak only as of the date of this report. By nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risk and uncertainties. Various factors, including, but not limited to, unforeseen local, regional, national or global events, economic conditions, asset quality, interest rates, loan demand, changes in business or consumer spending, borrowing or savings habits, deposit growth, adequacy of the reserve for loan losses, competition, stock price volatility, government monetary policy, anticipated expense levels, changes in laws and regulations, the level of success of the companys asset/liability management strategies as well as its marketing, product development, sales and other strategies, the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies as well as the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard setters, the costs and effects of litigation and of unexpected or adverse outcomes in such litigation and changes in the assumptions used in making the forward-looking statements, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Washington Federal undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent circumstances, events or information or for any other reason.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
July 25, 2008 letter with attachments
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|WASHINGTON FEDERAL, INC.|
|Dated:||July 25, 2008||By:||/s/ Brent J. Beardall|
Brent J. Beardall
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer