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): March 26, 2018
Washington Federal, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
425 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98101
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (206) 624-7930
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Regulation FD Disclosure
Today Washington Federal, Inc. (“the Company”) announced that independent director Thomas J. Kelley was named Vice Chairman of the Board and will succeed Roy M. Whitehead as Chairman of the Board upon his planned retirement effective December 31, 2018. A copy of the press release announcing the Company’s board leadership succession plan is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a) Not applicable
(b) Not applicable
(c) Not applicable
(d) The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:
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 thereunto duly authorized.
March 26, 2018
WASHINGTON FEDERAL, INC.
/s/ VINCENT L. BEATTY
Vincent L. Beatty
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer