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Washington Mutual 2002 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2002--Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM) will release the company's 2002 third quarter earnings on Tuesday, October 15, 2002, following the close of the New York Stock Exchange.

A conference call to discuss the company's financial results will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. EDT and will be hosted by Kerry Killinger, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, and Bill Longbrake, vice chair, enterprise risk management and chief financial officer. The conference call is available by telephone or on the Internet.

The telephone number for the conference call is 888/730-9135. Participants calling from outside the United States may dial 712/257-3320. The passcode "WaMu" is required to access the call.

Via the Internet, the conference call is available at Washington Mutual's web site, www.wamu.com. A transcript of the prepared remarks will be on the company's web site for 30 days following the call.

A recording of the conference call will be available after 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 25. The recorded message will be available at 800/677-4011. Callers from outside the United States may dial 402/998-1119.

With a history dating back to 1889, Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM) 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 news releases are available at www.wamu.com.

CONTACT: Washington Mutual
Investor Relations Contact:
JoAnn DeGrande or Ruthanne King
206/461-3186 or 206/461-6421
joann.degrande@wamu.net / ruthanne.king@wamu.net
Media Contact:
Alan Gulick, 206/377-3637
alan.gulick@wamu.net