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Washington Mutual's Technology Solutions Group Promotes Eric Porck to Senior Vice President
SEATTLE, Aug 5, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM) today announced that it has promoted Eric Porck, a business solution partner within Washington Mutual's Technology Solutions Group (TSG) to senior vice president.

Porck, who previously served as a first vice president, provides proactive technology solutions for Washington Mutual's Corporate Finance Group, where he is responsible for overseeing all enterprise data warehousing, corporate finance, and legal automation initiatives.

"Eric joined TSG earlier this year and immediately entrenched himself into the Corporate Finance Group by learning their business needs and proactively providing technology solutions that have really helped this group thrive," said Jerry Gross, chief information officer, Washington Mutual. "He exemplifies the WaMu brand and I'm more than confident in his ability to continue to take on new responsibilities."

Over the course of his career, Porck has held technology leadership positions with companies including: Avenue A, where he served as director of information technology; Safeco, where he was responsible for e-commerce and WAN infrastructure as manager of network architecture; and MCI Telecommunications, where he worked as program manager for an advanced Internet services group. Porck is a graduate of West Chester University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business.

With a history dating back to 1889, Washington Mutual is a national financial services company that provides a diversified line of products and services to consumers and small- to mid-sized businesses. At June 30, 2002, Washington Mutual and its subsidiaries had assets of $261.28 billion. Washington Mutual currently operates more than 2,500 consumer banking, mortgage lending, commercial banking, consumer finance and financial services offices throughout the nation. Washington Mutual's press releases are available at www.wamu.com.

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