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): April 11, 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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Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On April 11, 2018, the Company announced by press release its earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. A copy of the press release is attached to this filing as Exhibit 99.1. A copy of the March 31, 2018 Fact Sheet, which presents certain detailed financial information about the Company, is attached as Exhibit 99.2. This information is being furnished under Item 2.02 (Results of Operations and Financial Condition) of Form 8-K.
The Company’s press release announcing its earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and accompanying Fact Sheet are furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K in compliance with Rule 425 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and are hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a) Not applicable
(b) Not applicable
(c) Not applicable
(d) The following exhibits are being furnished herewith:
Important Cautionary Statements
The foregoing information should be read in conjunction with the financial statements, notes and other information contained in the Company’s 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
This press release contains statements about the Company’s future that are not statements of historical fact. These statements are “forward looking statements” for purposes of applicable securities laws, and are based on current information and/or management's good faith belief as to future events. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” and similar expressions signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risk and uncertainties, which change over time; and actual performance, could differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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.
April 11, 2018
WASHINGTON FEDERAL, INC.
/s/ VINCENT L. BEATTY
Vincent L. Beatty
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer