Heritage Bank Promotes Cindy Huntley to Executive Vice President

Feb 29, 2016, 15:48 ET from Heritage Financial Corporation

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Bank, subsidiary of Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company" or "Heritage") (Nasdaq: HFWA), is pleased to announce that effective February 25, 2016, Cindy M. Huntley was promoted to Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Banking of Heritage Bank.

Ms. Huntley joined Heritage Bank in 1988 and over the years has held many positions of increasing responsibility. Cindy was named Senior Vice President in 2004 and Director of Retail Banking in 2006. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Management, a graduate from the School of Bank Marketing and Management and a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

Jeffrey J. Deuel, President and Chief Operating Officer of Heritage Bank, commented, "I'm pleased to announce Cindy Huntley's promotion to Executive Vice President. Cindy is responsible for our Retail Operation which is a significant segment of the Bank's overall operations. Cindy plays an integral leadership role in achieving and deploying our strategic goals, which includes our ongoing growth initiatives. I am confident she will continue to be a substantial contributor to our continued success."

About Heritage Financial Heritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company with Heritage Bank, a full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. Heritage Bank has a branching network of 63 banking offices in Washington and Oregon. Heritage Bank also does business under the Central Valley Bank name in the Yakima and Kittitas counties of Washington and under the Whidbey Island Bank name on Whidbey Island. Heritage's stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HFWA".  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.

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