Third Federal Gets 5-Star Ranking From BauerFinancial Again

CLEVELAND, March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Third Federal Savings and Loan (Nasdaq:TFSL) is again being recognized as a 5-star (superior) institution by BauerFinancial for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. The thrift has been given this honor since Bauer began rating financial institutions in 1988, more than 100 quarters in a row.

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.

"We are honored to maintain such positive recognition of our safety and stability from Bauer Financial," said Third Federal Chairman and CEO Marc A. Stefanski. "This is news is more sunshine and blue skies for our associates and our customers."

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 December 31, 2014, the assets of Third Federal Savings and Loan totaled $12.1 billion. For more information about Third Federal, visit us at

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Source: Third Federal Savings and Loan