First Financial Northwest, Inc. Announces New Branch of Subsidiary Bank

RENTON, Wash., Sept. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Financial Northwest, Inc. (“Company”) (NASDAQ:FFNW) today announced that its subsidiary financial institution, First Financial Northwest Bank (“Bank”), has opened a branch office in Mill Creek, Washington.

The Mill Creek office is staffed with a local, successful, seasoned, and highly-skilled team. The Bank’s expansion into Snohomish County brings a continued focus on efficiency with a small footprint and an extensive use of the latest banking technology. The office is located in the popular Mill Creek Town Center at 15021 Main St., Suite F, Mill Creek, WA 98012, where the Bank is able to connect with its new community.

Well-known for the personalized service that it has provided to its banking customers over the years in King County, Snohomish County will now enjoy this service along with the Bank’s complete range of financial solutions designed to meet customers' individual, family, and business banking needs, and its dedication to continue to update its unique financial solutions.

The Bank has also received regulatory approval to open its next branch office in Edmonds, Washington. It anticipates this new branch will open in early 2016.

For more information about the Bank’s products and services, visit

About the Company and the Bank

First Financial Northwest, Inc. is the parent company of the Bank; a Washington chartered stock savings bank headquartered in Renton, Washington. For additional information, please visit the Bank’s website at and click on the “Investor Relations” section.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains statements that the Company believes are “forward-looking statements.” These statements relate to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance or business. You should not place undue reliance on these statements, as they are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results and performance in future periods may be materially different from any future results or performance suggested by the forward-looking statements in this release. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, those identified in our risk factors contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements found herein to reflect any changes in the Company’s expectations of results or any change in events.

For more information, contact: Joseph W. Kiley III, President and Chief Executive Officer Rich Jacobson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (425) 255-4400

Source:First Financial Northwest