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WaMu Statement Regarding Rumors of Regulatory Action

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 11, 2008--Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM):

While it is the policy of Washington Mutual not to comment on speculation and market rumors, the company released the following statement to address recurring speculation about regulatory activity:

"Neither our primary federal regulator, the OTS, nor any other bank regulatory agency has taken any enforcement action against WaMu that we have not previously disclosed. Further, the company is not currently in such discussions with any regulatory agency."

About WaMu

WaMu, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading consumer and small business banks. At March 31, 2008, WaMu and its subsidiaries had assets of $319.67 billion. The company has a history dating back to 1889 and its subsidiary banks currently operate approximately 2,500 consumer and small business banking stores throughout the nation. WaMu's financial reports and news releases are available at www.wamu.com/ir.


    CONTACT: WaMu Media Contact
             Derek Aney, 206-500-6094 or 212-326-6075
             derek.aney@wamu.net
             or
             WaMu Investor Relations Contact
             Alan Magleby, 206-500-4148 or 212-702-6955
             alan.magleby@wamu.net

    SOURCE: Washington Mutual, Inc.