Third Federal Again Named "Superior" for Strength and Safety

CLEVELAND, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Third Federal Savings and Loan (Nasdaq:TFSL) is again being recognized by BauerFinancial with its 5-star (superior) rating for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. The thrift has been given this honor since Bauer began rating banks more than 25 years ago.

BauerFinancial reports data on banks and financial institutions, ranking them quarterly on specific criteria for safety and soundness. No institution can pay to be on the list, nor excluded from it.

"This is more sunshine and blue skies news for us," said Marc A. Stefanski, chairman and CEO of Third Federal. "Bauer Financial's independent rating is well-respected by not only our associates, but by our customers as well."

Third Federal Savings and Loan is a leading provider of savings and mortgage products, and operates under the values of love, trust, respect, a commitment to excellence and fun. Founded in Cleveland in 1938 as a mutual association by Ben and Gerome Stefanski, our mission is to help people achieve the dream of home ownership and financial security. We became part of a public company in 2007 and celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2013. Third Federal, which lends in 21 states and the District of Columbia, is dedicated to serving consumers with competitive rates and outstanding service. Third Federal has 21 full service branches in Northeast Ohio, eight lending offices in Central and Southern Ohio, and 17 full service branches throughout Florida. As of September 30, 2014, the assets of Third Federal Savings and Loan totaled $11.8 billion. For more information about Third Federal, visit us at

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Source: Third Federal Savings and Loan