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): August 30, 2018 (August 29, 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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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(b) On August 29, 2018, the Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Erin Lantz from her position as a director of Washington Federal, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Washington Federal, N.A. Her decision to resign was due to the potential conflict of interest that could result from her position at Zillow Group, Inc., which recently announced its planned acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America, LLC, a loan origination company. Ms. Lantz also served as a member of the Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance Committees. Ms. Lantz’ resignation was not a result of any disagreement.
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.
August 30, 2018
WASHINGTON FEDERAL, INC.
/s/ VINCENT L. BEATTY
Vincent L. Beatty
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer