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Washington Mutual's Corporate Technology Division Announces Eric Porck as First Vice President
SEATTLE, Feb 14, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM) today announced that it has hired Eric Porck as first vice president in the company's corporate technology division. In the new position, Porck will serve as a business solutions partner to Washington Mutual's corporate finance group and be responsible for overseeing all enterprise data warehousing, corporate finance, and legal automation initiatives.

During the past 18 years, Eric has played a key role in delivering technology solutions that drive business," said Washington Mutual CIO Jerry Gross. "We're fortunate to add him to our team and believe he will be an invaluable resource to our corporate finance group."

During his career, Porck has held senior-level technology positions with leading companies including: Avenue A, where he served as director of information technology; SAFECO Corp., where he redesigned e-commerce and WAN infrastructure in his role as director of network architecture; and MCI Systems Engineering Headquarters, 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 economics.

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 Dec. 31, 2001, Washington Mutual and its subsidiaries had assets of $242.51 billion. The company currently operates more than 2,300 consumer banking, mortgage lending, commercial banking, consumer finance and financial services offices throughout the nation. Washington Mutual's press releases are available at

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