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): January 17, 2019 (January 16, 2019)
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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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Washington Federal, Inc. was held on January 16, 2019. The three items voted upon by stockholders included 1) the election of two directors for a three-year term; 2) the approval of a non-binding, advisory vote on the compensation of Washington Federal named executive officers; and 3) the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accountants for fiscal 2019. The results of the voting were as follows:
Election of Directors
Thomas J. Kelley
Barbara L. Smith
Non-binding advisory vote on
Ratify appointment of
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Based on the results above, all of the Board of Directors' recommendations were approved by shareholders.
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.
January 17, 2019
WASHINGTON FEDERAL, INC.
/s/ VINCENT L. BEATTY
Vincent L. Beatty
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer