|EX-10.1 - WASHINGTON FEDERAL, INC. 2011 INCENTIVE PLAN - WASHINGTON FEDERAL INC||dex101.htm|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 19, 2011
Washington Federal, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
425 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98101
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (206) 624-7930
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
Approval of the Washington Federal, Inc. 2011 Incentive Plan
Effective January 19, 2011, the shareholders of Washington Federal, Inc. (the Company) approved the 2011 Incentive Plan (the Plan) by the vote set forth below. Effective upon such approval, no further awards will be granted under the Companys 2001 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
A summary of the material terms of the Plan is set forth in the Companys definitive proxy statement for the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 12, 2010. A copy of the Plan is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated by referenced herein.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Washington Federal, Inc. was held on January 19, 2011. The four items voted upon by shareholders included the election of two directors, each for a three-year term, the adoption of the Washington Federal, Inc. 2011 Incentive Plan, the approval of a non-binding, advisory proposal on the compensation of Washington Federal executive officers and the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accountants for fiscal 2011. The results of the voting were as follows:
Election of Directors
Anna C. Johnson - 3-year term
Charles R. Richmond - 3-year term
Adoption of 2011 Incentive Plan
Advisory vote on executive compensation
Ratify appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP
Based on the results above, all of the business voted on by the shareholders was approved.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
10.1 Washington Federal, Inc. 2011 Incentive Plan*
|*||Management compensatory plan or arrangement|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: January 24, 2011||WASHINGTON FEDERAL, INC.|
|Brent J. Beardall|
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer