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REMINDER/More than 7,000 Washington Mutual Volunteers Tackle Community Revitalization Projects During National Neighborworks Week

REMINDER...for Saturday, June 8

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2002--

         800 Washington Mutual Volunteers Expected At Seattle
                          Project On June 8;
       It's Amazing What You Can Do With Hard Work and Kindness



WHAT:   In partnership with the Central Area Development Association,
        more than 800 Washington Mutual volunteers will spruce up
        lawns and paint five homes in Seattle's Central area in
        celebration of National NeighborWorks Week.

        National NeighborWorks Week, an annual campaign to restore
        homes and revitalize neighborhoods in hundreds of communities
        across America, was founded in 1984 by the Neighborhood
        Reinvestment Corporation. In addition to the work party, a
        block party will be held and the community is invited to
        attend. The party will feature:

         --  Music by the Garfield HS Jazz Band and the Emerald City
             Jazz Ensemble
         --  Catering by Catfish Corner
         --  A child identification booth 
         --  Face painting, crafts and more...

WHO:    Kerry Killinger, Chairman, President and CEO of Washington
        Mutual, will be among the volunteers and will be available for
        interviews.

WHEN:   Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WHERE:  Powell Barnett Park - Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. (between
        E. Alder and E. Jefferson)

WHY:    As the affordable housing crisis worsens in America, an
        increasing number of people are paying more than 50 percent of
        their income for housing or living in substandard housing or
        both. This means less available income for basic maintenance
        or other needs.

        Additional information: This is the second year Washington
        Mutual has been the national sponsor of National NeighborWorks
        Week and the bank's commitment is valued at more than $3.5
        million this year.

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CONTACT: Washington Mutual
Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, office: 206/377-3635
cellular: 425/444-2500
or
Mary Kelley, office: 296/377-6878
cellular: 206/490-0353