SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2005--Washington Mutual, Inc
(NYSE: WM) announced today that it has hired John F. Woods to be its
new corporate Controller, effective December 1.
In addition to assuming responsibility for the controllership
function, he will manage Washington Mutual's Corporate Accounting and
Financial Reporting divisions. He will also serve as the company's
principal accounting officer and will become the primary interface
with the Washington Mutual, Inc. Audit Committee. Woods will report to
company Chief Financial Officer Tom Casey.
"We're really pleased to have someone with John's depth of
experience in corporate accounting, auditing and financial reporting
as our new controller," said Casey. "He is an outstanding addition to
our Finance team."
Woods joins Washington Mutual from Freddie Mac where he served as
senior vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting
officer. He joined Freddie Mac in 2002 as senior vice president of
Accounting and Controls in the Funding and Investments Division. He
was named Principal Accounting Officer in 2003 and Corporate
Controller in 2005. Prior to his experience at Freddie Mac, Woods
worked for Arthur Anderson for 16 years in its financial services
audit and consulting practices.
Woods holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia
and is a certified public accountant.
About Washington Mutual
With a history dating back to 1889, Washington Mutual is a
retailer of financial services that provides a diversified line of
products and services to consumers and commercial clients. At
September 30, 2005, Washington Mutual and its subsidiaries had assets
of $333.62 billion. Washington Mutual currently operates more than
2,500 retail banking, mortgage lending, commercial banking and
financial services offices throughout the nation. Washington Mutual's
press releases are available at www.wamunewsroom.com.
CONTACT: Washington Mutual
Alan Gulick, 206-377-3637
Alan Magleby, 212-326-6019
SOURCE: Washington Mutual