SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFBC) and Sound Community Bank announce various 2015 accolades.  SFBC was ranked the 23 rd largest bank and 36 th fastest growing publically traded company in the State of Washington by the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ).  Sound Community Bank President and CEO Laurie Stewart was recognized as a "Woman to Watch" by the American Bankers Association for 2015.  The PSBJ ranked Sound Community Bank 3 rd for Corporate Philanthropy in the small business category, claimed first place per capita for Food Lifeline's Food Frenzy Financial Sector, and ranked 7 th out of 330 teams in fundraising for the Arthritis Foundation's annual Jingle Bell Run.

"Our commitment to stakeholders including shareholders, the communities we serve, employers and employees is reaffirmed by recognition of our performance.  We achieve these milestones with our brand promise to be 'Simply better here'," said Laurie Stewart, President & CEO of Sound Financial Bancorp. "We are truly honored by these recognitions.  They are the result of hard work, supporting our communities, remaining nimble, and of course teamwork within our organization."

The Puget Sound Business Journal ranked public companies in the State after reviewing 2015 public filings. The "25 Women to Watch" is a national ranking that honors top-performing female executives whose governance continues to shape the banking industry throughout the country.

Sound Community Bank is a full-service bank, providing personal and business banking services in communities across the greater Puget Sound region. The Seattle-based company operates banking offices in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Clallam and Jefferson Counties and on the web at  Sound Community Bank is a subsidiary of Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFBC).
For additional information:Media Contact:Brady Robb            (206) 448-0884 ext. 202

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