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WaMu Mutual Stock Class Action Settlement Proposed

This is a settlement for the Securities/Stock Fraud lawsuit.

Seattle, WA: If you were a participant in the WaMu Savings Plan and invested any of your 401(k) money in Washington Mutual stock at any time between October 19, 2005 and September 26, 2008, both dates inclusive, your rights may be affected by a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit.

The settlement has been preliminarily approved by a federal court in Seattle. If the settlement receives final approval, it would resolve a lawsuit alleging breaches of fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"), in connection with the WaMu Savings Plan. The terms of the settlement are contained in the Class Action Settlement Agreement dated June 18, 2010, which is available at

The proposed settlement provides for a payment of $49 million and other consideration to settle all claims against the defendants. The proceeds, minus expenses described in the Settlement Agreement (which include court-approved attorneys' fees and expenses and service awards to the plaintiffs who brought the lawsuit, taxes and other costs related to the settlement) will be allocated to class members whose 401(k) accounts suffered losses as a result of investing in Washington Mutual common stock.

If you qualify and the settlement is approved, you will be entitled to receive such an allocation. You do not need to submit a claim or take any other action unless you wish to object to the settlement. However, if you have left the WaMu Savings Plan and your address has changed in the interim, you should contact the lawyers identified below and advise them of your current address. The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington authorized this Notice.

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Published on Sep-7-10


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