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Randy Riffle Joins First Federal as Chief Lending Officer

/EIN News/ -- PORT ANGELES, Wash., April 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Northwest Bancorp (NASDAQ: FNWB) (“Company”), the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles (“Bank” or “First Federal”), today announced that Randy Riffle joined First Federal’s management team as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, effective April 13. Riffle will play a strategic role overseeing the management and development of all commercial lending programs, activities, and teams.

“We are delighted and privileged to have Randy join our team. With over 20 years in banking, most recently as a Chief Credit Officer, he brings many years of significant sales and credit leadership experience,” said Matthew P. Deines, President and CEO. “He will add depth to our existing management team, and we look forward to leveraging his network and expertise. He is well connected with industry leaders, bankers and business owners throughout our market areas.”

Riffle most recently served as Chief Credit Officer at First Financial Northwest Bank. Previously, he held progressive leadership positions at Key Bank. Riffle is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS) and earned his B.S. Business Management/Finance from the University of Northern Iowa. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Pacific Bankers Management Institute Board and as LLC Vice Chair at PCBS.

About the Company

First Northwest Bancorp, a Washington corporation, is the bank holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles. First Federal is a Washington state-chartered savings bank primarily serving communities in Western Washington State with thirteen banking locations - eight located within Clallam and Jefferson counties, two in Kitsap County, two in Whatcom County, and a lending center in King County.

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Contact: Matthew P. Deines
President & CEO
(360) 457-0461

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