RENTON, Wash., Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Financial Northwest, Inc. ("Company") (Nasdaq:FFNW), the holding company of First Savings Bank Northwest ("Bank"), today announced that the Bank had promoted Mr. Simon Soh to Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the Bank. Mr. Soh has been with the Bank since 2010 and previously served as Vice President and Production Manager of the Bank. Mr. Soh's promotion was approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Washington Department of Financial Institutions.
"We are looking forward to the experience and energy Simon will bring to the Bank in his expanded role, complemented by his leadership skills. He will play a critical role in growing and diversifying our loan portfolio; one of several strategies we want to employ toward improving the Bank's performance," said Mr. Kiley, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Savings Bank Northwest.
First Financial Northwest, Inc. is the parent company of First Savings Bank Northwest, a Washington chartered stock savings bank headquartered in Renton, Washington, serving the Puget Sound Region through its full-service banking office. We are a part of the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index as well as the Russell 2000 and 3000 Indices. For additional information about us, please visit our website at www.fsbnw.com and click on the "Investor Relations" section.
CONTACT: Joe Kiley, President and Chief Executive Officer First Savings Bank Northwest (425) 255-4400Source:First Financial Northwest