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The information below -- excerpts from a number of news articles and
press releases -- should provide you all the information you need
about the status of Pacific First Financial and its subsidiary
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April 5, 1985
PACIFIC-1ST-FEDERAL; Changes name of leasing subsidiary from Triple C
Leasing Inc. to Pacific First Leasing Inc.
Pacific First Federal Savings Bank has changed the name of its leasing
subsidiary from Triple C Leasing Inc. to Pacific First Leasing Inc.
Pacific First Leasing is headquartered in San Rafael, Calif., and has
primary sales offices in Spokane, Wash., and Los Angeles. The company
leases medical, agricultural, manufacturing and computer equipment
throughout 11 western states. It makes equipment available through
direct and indirect leasing plans, proprietary and broker arrangements
and a wide range of lease-to-own options...The company was formed in
1967 by Harold C. McAfee...It became a wholly owned subsidiary of
Pacific First Federal Savings Bank in January 1983...
February 19, 1987
Pacific First announces corporate relocation to Seattle
...Pacific First is a regional provider of consumer financial services
whose principal subsidiaries are Pacific First Federal Savings Bank,
Pacific First Mortgage Corp., Pacific First Securities Ltd. and
Pacific First Leasing Inc...Pacific First Federal is the largest
federally chartered savings bank headquartered in the state of
Washington. Pacific First stock is traded on the NASDAQ National
Market System under the symbol PFFS.
October 27, 1992
PACIFIC FIRST BANK ANNOUNCES SALE TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Pacific First Bank, FSB announced today that a definitive agreement
has been reached by Royal Trustco Ltd. (Toronto: RYL), its parent
company, for the sale of Pacific First Bank to Washington Mutual
Savings Bank (NASDAQ: WAMU)....John Dean, chief executive officer of
Pacific First, said, "Washington Mutual's business focus is very
similar to Pacific First's with a strong emphasis on consumer banking
and a commitment to residential and consumer lending. Also, Washington
Mutual understands and supports our in-store strategy, shares our
commitment to quality client service, and recognizes the high caliber
of our employees."
...Pacific First's parent corporation, Royal Trust, is Canada's
leading trust company with more than $36 billion (Canadian) in assets
and $123 billion (Canadian) in trust assets under administration...
National Mortgage News
June 28, 1993
WAMU Receives 'Buy' After Thrift Acquisition
Washington Mutual Savings Bank, Seattle, recently received Buy
recommendations from two Wall Street investment banks on the basis of
the thrift's smooth assimilation of Pacific First Financial Corp.,
parent of Pacific First Federal, FSB, Seattle...The acquisition closed
in April of 1993.
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search strategy: Searched Google and several newspaper databases for:
Pacific First Leasing
Pacific first (financial OR federal)