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Washington Federal, Inc. [WAFD] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Washington Federal, Inc. [WAFD], a company dedicated to delivering simple, straightforward banking solutions, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Roy Whitehead, Chairman, President and CEO will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, November 9, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:
Catherine Duran
(206) 777-8259
catherine.duran@washingtonfederal.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Jen Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Washington Federal, Inc. [WAFD]:

Washington Federal, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, has 190 offices in eight western states and is the largest bank headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. To find out more about the Company, please visit our website. The Company uses its website to distribute financial and other material information about the Company, which is routinely posted on and accessible at www.washingtonfederal.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.