SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HF Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: HFFC) today announced that Michael M. Vekich, CPA, has been appointed to its board of directors. Vekich is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Vekich Associates Chartered, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based firm of independent accountants and management advisors. As released in May of 2010, HF Financial Corp. announced their active search for bank acquisition opportunities in the Twin Cities region for its banking subsidiary, Home Federal Bank. "We are pleased to announce Mike's appointment to our board of directors," said Curtis L. Hage, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HF Financial Corp. "His financial expertise and experience in corporate governance, along with his presence in the Twin Cities business community, will be a tremendous resource in our future endeavors." Mr. Vekich is a business and financial advisor specializing in strategic planning and board governance. He founded Vekich Associates Chartered, independent accountants and management advisors, in 1998 and has vast expertise with private and publicly-held companies in various leadership capacities. "I am honored to join HF Financial's board of directors," said Vekich. "I look forward to applying my experience and providing my insight to help position the company for continued growth and new opportunities." Mr. Vekich has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Company's Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. About HF Financial HF Financial Corp., based in Sioux Falls, SD, is the parent company for financial services companies, including Home Federal Bank, Mid America Capital Services, Inc., dba Mid America Leasing Company, Hometown Investment Services, Inc. and HF Financial Group, Inc. As the largest publicly traded savings bank headquartered in South Dakota, HF Financial Corp. operates with 33 offices in 19 communities, throughout Eastern South Dakota and Southwest Minnesota. Internet banking is also available at www.homefederal.com. Forward-Looking Statements This news release and other reports issued by the Company, including reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, contain "forward-looking statements" that deal with future results, expectations, plans and performance. In addition, the Company's management may make forward-looking statements orally to the media, securities analysts, investors or others.