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) October 17, 2008
Washington Federal, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|| |
|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 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
On October 17, 2008, Washington Federal, Inc. (the Company) announced by press release its earnings for the year ended September 30, 2008. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. A copy of the September 30, 2008 Fact Sheet which presents certain detailed financial information about the Company is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure|
A copy of the September 30, 2008 Fact Sheet which presents certain detailed financial information about the Company is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|99.1||Press release dated October 17, 2008.|
|99.2||Fact Sheet as of September 30, 2008.|
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: October 20, 2008||By:||/s/ Brent J. Beardall|
|Brent J. Beardall|
|Executive Vice President and|
|Chief Financial Officer|