OLYMPIA, Wash., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: HFWA) Heritage Financial Corporation, the parent company of Heritage Bank, today announced that Heritage Bank was named the 2012 Best Bank of the South Sound and the 2013 Best Bank of Federal Way. The awards were the result of the votes by the readers of The Olympian and the Federal Way newspapers.
"Heritage Bank employees continue to do great things and they all fulfill our mission statement everyday, which states 'we are committed to continuously improving customer satisfaction, employee empowerment and shareholder value'," commented Brian Vance, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Financial Corporation and Heritage Bank. "To receive this award from our local communities in which we serve is an honor. We continually strive to develop deep customer relationships and contribute to these communities so we are all partners for success."
About Heritage Financial CorporationHeritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company with approximately $1.4 billion in assets whose wholly owned banking subsidiaries are Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank. Heritage Bank operates a full-service commercial bank primarily along the I-5 corridor with twenty-eight banking offices in western Washington and the greater Portland, Oregon area. Central Valley Bank, headquartered in Yakima, Washington, operates six branches in the Yakima Valley. Central Valley Bank specializes in agricultural lending and works with many of the businesses in that region. More information about Heritage Financial Corporation can be found on its website at www.hf-wa.com and more information about Heritage Bank can be found on its website at www.heritagebanknw.com. SOURCE Heritage Financial Corporation