OAK HARBOR, Wash., Oct. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Banking Company (Nasdaq:WBCO), the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, today announced that management will host a conference call on Friday, October 25, at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET) to discuss the financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. This call will also be broadcast live via the internet. Third quarter results will be released after close of market on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Investment professionals and all current and prospective shareholders are invited to access the live call by dialing (480) 629-9818 at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET). To listen to the call online, either live or archived, visit the Investor Relations page of Whidbey Island Bank's website at www.wibank.com . ABOUT WASHINGTON BANKING COMPANY Washington Banking Company is a bank holding company based in Oak Harbor, Washington, that operates Whidbey Island Bank, a state-chartered full-service commercial bank. Founded in 1961, Whidbey Island Bank provides various deposit, loan and investment services to meet customers' financial needs. With its two FDIC-assisted acquisitions in 2010, Whidbey Island Bank currently operates 31 full-service branches located in six counties in Northwestern Washington. The Seattle Times' ranked Washington Banking Company as the top financial institution in the region for the third consecutive year in their 21st annual "Best of the Northwest" listing. In 2009, Washington Banking was added to the Russell 2000 Index, a subset of the Russell 3000 Index. Both indices are widely used by professional money managers as benchmarks for investment strategies.
CONTACT: Jack Wagner - WBCO President & CEO Bryan McDonald - WIB President & CEO Rick Shields - EVP & CFO 360.679.3121