SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2006--Washington Mutual, Inc
(NYSE:WM) announced today the nomination of Regina Montoya for
election to its board of directors. Montoya's nomination will be voted
upon at the company's 2006 annual shareholders' meeting on April 18.
Montoya, 52, has been the chief executive officer of Washington
D.C.-based New America Alliance (NAA) since September 2005. Her
responsibilities include developing strategic and tactical plans to
fulfill the NAA's mission of promoting the advancement of the Latino
community, with a focus on economic empowerment.
From 1996 until 2005, Montoya was the founder and president of
WORKRules, a Texas-based workforce training and media and community
relations company. From August 2002 until February 2005, Montoya was
the Southwest regional director for AARP.
Montoya has a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Wellesley College. She
has served in the White House as an assistant to the President and
director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
About Washington Mutual
With a history dating back to 1889, Washington Mutual is a leading
provider of financial services for consumers and small businesses. At
December 31, 2005, Washington Mutual and its subsidiaries had assets
of $343.12 billion. Washington Mutual currently operates more than
2,600 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 (Media)
Alan Magleby, 212-326-6019 (Investors)
SOURCE: Washington Mutual