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This excerpt taken from the HFWA DEF 14A filed Mar 6, 2009.

MISCELLANEOUS

Heritage’s annual report for the year ended December 31, 2008 has been mailed along with this proxy statement to all stockholders of record as of March 10, 2009. Any stockholder who has not received a copy of this annual report may obtain a copy by writing to Heritage. The annual report is not to be treated as part of the proxy solicitation material or having been incorporated by reference in this proxy statement.

A copy of Heritage’s Form 10-K that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009 will be provided to you without charge if you are a stockholder of Heritage as of March 10, 2009. Please make your written request to Kaylene M. Lahn, Secretary, Heritage Financial Corporation, 201 5th Avenue S.W., Olympia, Washington 98501.

 

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IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE.

Proxy — HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

PROXY FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS April 29, 2009 THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN IMMEDIATELY

The undersigned stockholder of HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION (“Heritage”) hereby nominates, constitutes and appoints Donald V. Rhodes and Daryl D. Jensen, and each of them, jointly and severally, as true and lawful agents and proxies, with full power of substitution, for me and in my name, place and stead, to act and vote all the common stock of Heritage standing in my name and on its books on March 10, 2009 at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at the Phoenix Inn, Olympia, Washington, on April 29, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., and at any adjournment thereof, with all the powers the undersigned would possess if personally present, as specified on the reverse side.

THIS PROXY WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED WILL BE VOTED AS SPECIFIED HEREIN. IF NO DIRECTION IS MADE, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED “FOR” THE PROPOSALS SET FORTH WITHIN.

Management knows of no other matters that may properly be, or which are likely to be, brought before the Annual Meeting. However, if any other matters are properly presented at the Annual Meeting, this Proxy will be voted according to the discretion of the named proxies.

The undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders for the April 29, 2009 Annual Meeting, and the accompanying documents forwarded therewith, and ratifies all lawful action taken by the above-named agents and proxies.

(Continued and to be signed on the other side)


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Electronic Voting Instructions

Available You can vote 24 hours by Internet a day, or 7 days telephone! a week!

Instead methods of outlined mailing below your proxy, to vote you your may proxy. choose one of the two voting VALIDATION DETAILS ARE LOCATED BELOW IN THE TITLE BAR.

Proxies 1:00 a.m. submitted , Central Time, by the on Internet April 29, or 2009. telephone must be received by

Vote by Internet

Log on to the Internet and go to www.investorvote.com

Follow the steps outlined on the secured website.

Vote by telephone

Call toll free 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) within the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico any time on a touch tone telephone. There is NO CHARGE to you for the call.

Follow the instructions provided by the recorded message.

Using a black ink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in this example. Please do not write outside the designated areas.

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IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE.

A Proposals — The Board of Directors of Heritage recommends a vote “FOR” the following proposals.

1. To elect as directors of the Company all of the nominees listed below to serve for terms of three years to expire at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

For Withhold For Withhold For Withhold

01 - Gary B. Christensen 02 - John A. Clees 03 - Kimberly T. Ellwanger

04 - Philip S. Weigand

For Against Abstain

2.executive Approve, compensation in a non-binding disclosed advisory in vote, the accompanying Heritage’s 3. In before their the discretion, Annual Meeting upon such or other any adjournment business as thereof. may properly come proxy statement.

B Non-Voting Items

Change of Address — Please print new address below.

C Authorized Signatures — This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. — Date and Sign Below

other Signature(s) entities should should agree so indicate with name(s) when signing. on Heritage All joint stock owners certificate(s) must sign. . Executives, administrators, trustees and other fiduciaries, and persons signing on behalf of corporations, partnerships or Date (mm/dd/yyyy) — Please print date below. Signature 1 — Please keep signature within the box. Signature 2 — Please keep signature within the box.

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This excerpt taken from the HFWA 8-K filed Nov 25, 2008.

Miscellaneous

5.1 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the Closing:

(a) by either the Investor or the Company if the Closing shall not have occurred by the 30th calendar day following the Signing Date; provided, however, that in the event the Closing has not occurred by such 30 th calendar day, the parties will consult in good faith to determine whether to extend the term of this Agreement, it being understood that the parties shall be required to consult only until the fifth day after such 30th calendar day and not be under any obligation to extend the term of this Agreement thereafter; provided, further, that the right to terminate this Agreement under this Section 5.1(a) shall not be available to any party whose breach of any representation or warranty or failure to perform any obligation under this Agreement shall have caused or resulted in the failure of the Closing to occur on or prior to such date; or

(b) by either the Investor or the Company in the event that any Governmental Entity shall have issued an order, decree or ruling or taken any other action restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and such order, decree, ruling or other action shall have become final and nonappealable; or

(c) by the mutual written consent of the Investor and the Company.

In the event of termination of this Agreement as provided in this Section 5.1, this Agreement shall forthwith become void and there shall be no liability on the part of either parry hereto except that nothing herein shall relieve either party from liability for any breach of this Agreement.

5.2 Survival of Representations and Warranties. All covenants and agreements, other than those which by their terms apply in whole or in part after the Closing, shall terminate as of the Closing. The representations and warranties of the Company made herein or in any certificates delivered in connection with the Closing shall survive the Closing without limitation.

5.3 Amendment. No amendment of any provision of this Agreement will be effective unless made in writing and signed by an officer or a duly authorized representative of each party; provided that the Investor may unilaterally amend any provision of this Agreement to the extent required to comply with any changes after the Signing Date in applicable federal statutes. No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies herein provided shall be cumulative of any rights or remedies provided by law.

5.4 Waiver of Conditions. The conditions to each party’s obligation to consummate the Purchase are for the sole benefit of such party and may be waived by such party in whole or in part to the extent permitted by applicable law. No waiver will be effective unless it is in a writing signed by a duly authorized officer of the waiving party that makes express reference to the provision or provisions subject to such waiver.

 

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5.5 Governing Law: Submission to Jurisdiction, Etc. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the federal law of the United States if and to the extent such law is applicable , and otherwise in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be performed entirely within such State. Each of the parties hereto agrees (a) to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Court of Federal Claims for any and all civil actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Warrant or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, and (b) that notice may be served upon (i) the Company at the address and in the manner set forth for notices to the Company in Section 5.6 and (ii) the Investor in accordance with federal law. To the extent permitted by applicable law, each of the parties hereto hereby unconditionally waives trial by jury in any civil legal action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or the Warrant or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

5.6 Notices. Any notice, request, instruction or other document to be given hereunder by any party to the other will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given (a) on the date of delivery if delivered personally, or by facsimile, upon confirmation of receipt, or (b) on the second business day following the date of dispatch if delivered by a recognized next day courier service. All notices to the Company shall be delivered as set forth in Schedule A, or pursuant to such other instruction as may be designated in writing by the Company to the Investor. All notices to the Investor shall be delivered as set forth below, or pursuant to such other instructions as may be designated in writing by the Investor to the Company.

If to the Investor:

United States Department of the Treasury

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 2312

Washington, D.C. 20220

Attention: Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance)

Facsimile: (202) 622-1974

5.7 Definitions

(a) When a reference is made in this Agreement to a subsidiary of a person, the term “subsidiary” means any corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other entity (x) of which such person or a subsidiary of such person is a general partner or (y) of which a majority of the voting securities or other voting interests, or a majority of the securities or other interests of which having by their terms ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors or persons performing similar functions with respect to such entity, is directly or indirectly owned by such person and/or one or more subsidiaries thereof.

 

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(b) The term “Affiliate” means, with respect to any person, any person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with, such other person. For purposes of this definition, “control” (including, with correlative meanings, the terms “controlled by” and “under common control with”) when used with respect to any person, means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to cause the direction of management and/or policies of such person , whether through the ownership of voting securities by contract or otherwise.

(c) The terms “knowledge of the Company” or “Company’s knowledge” mean the actual knowledge after reasonable and due inquiry of the “officers” (as such term is defined in Rule 3b-2 under the Exchange Act, but excluding any Vice President or Secretary) of the Company.

5.8 Assignment. Neither this Agreement nor any right, remedy, obligation nor liability arising hereunder or by reason hereof shall be assignable by any party hereto without the prior written consent of the other party, and any attempt to assign any right, remedy, obligation or liability hereunder without such consent shall be void, except (a) an assignment, in the case of a Business Combination where such parry is not the surviving entity, or a sale of substantially all of its assets, to the entity which is the survivor of such Business Combination or the purchaser in such sale and (b) as provided in Section 4.5.

5.9 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or the Warrant, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof, or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it has been held invalid or unenforceable, will remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated thereby, so long as the economic or legal substance of the transactions contemplated hereby is not affected in any manner materially adverse to any party. Upon such determination, the parties shall negotiate in good faith in an effort to agree upon a suitable and equitable substitute provision to effect the original intent of the parties.

5.10 No Third Party Beneficiaries. Nothing contained in this Agreement, expressed or implied, is intended to confer upon any person or entity other than the Company and the Investor any benefit, right or remedies, except that the provisions of Section 4.5 shall inure to the benefit of the persons referred to in that Section.

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This excerpt taken from the HFWA DEF 14A filed Mar 14, 2008.

MISCELLANEOUS

Heritage’s annual report for the year ended December 31, 2007 has been mailed along with this proxy statement to all stockholders of record as of March 14, 2008. Any stockholder who has not received a copy of this annual report may obtain a copy by writing to Heritage. The annual report is not to be treated as part of the proxy solicitation material or having been incorporated by reference in this proxy statement.

A copy of Heritage’s Form 10-K that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2008 will be provided to you without charge if you are a stockholder of Heritage as of March 14, 2007. Please make your written request to Edward D. Cameron, Secretary, Heritage Financial Corporation, 201 5th Avenue S.W., Olympia, Washington 98501.

 

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Using a black ink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in this example. Please do not write outside the designated areas.

Annual Meeting Proxy Card

PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE.

A Election of Directors — The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all the nominees listed to serve until 2010 and FOR Proposal 2.

1. Nominees: For Withhold For Withhold For Withhold +

01 - Daryl D. Jensen 02 - Jeffrey S. Lyon 03 - Donald V. Rhodes

2. In their discretion, upon such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment thereof.

B Authorized Signatures — This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. — Date and Sign Below

Signature(s) should agree with name(s) on Heritage stock certificate(s). Executives, administrators, trustees and other fiduciaries, and persons signing on behalf of corporations, partnerships or other entities should so indicate when signing. All joint owners must sign.

Date (mm/dd/yyyy) — Please print date below. Signature 1 — Please keep signature within the box. Signature 2 — Please keep signature within the box.


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PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE.

Proxy — HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

PROXY FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS — April 24, 2008 THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The undersigned stockholder of HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION (“Heritage”) hereby nominates, constitutes and appoints Donald V. Rhodes and Daryl D. Jensen, and each of them, jointly and severally, as true and lawful agents and proxies, with full power of substitution, for me and in my name, place and stead, to act and vote all the common stock of Heritage standing in my name and on its books on March 7, 2008 at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at the Phoenix Inn, Olympia, Washington, on April 24, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., and at any adjournment thereof, with all the powers the undersigned would possess if personally present.

THIS PROXY WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED WILL BE VOTED AS SPECIFIED ABOVE. IF NO DIRECTION IS MADE, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED “FOR” THE PROPOSALS SET FORTH WITHIN.

Management knows of no other matters that may properly be, or which are likely to be, brought before the Annual Meeting. However, if any other matters are properly presented at the Annual Meeting, this Proxy will be voted according to the discretion of the named proxies.

The undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders for the April 24, 2008 Annual Meeting, and the accompanying documents forwarded therewith, and ratifies all lawful action taken by the above-named agents and proxies.

(Continued and to be signed on the other side)

PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN IMMEDIATELY

This excerpt taken from the HFWA DEF 14A filed Mar 22, 2007.

MISCELLANEOUS

Heritage’s annual report for the year ended December 31, 2006 has been mailed along with this proxy statement to all stockholders of record as of March 9, 2007. Any stockholder who has not received a copy of this annual report may obtain a copy by writing to Heritage. The annual report is not to be treated as part of the proxy solicitation material or having been incorporated by reference in this proxy statement.

A copy of Heritage’s Form 10-K that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2007 will be provided to you without charge if you are a stockholder of Heritage as of March 9, 2007. Please make your written request to Edward D. Cameron, Secretary, Heritage Financial Corporation, 201 5th Avenue S.W., Olympia, Washington 98501.

 

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HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

PROXY FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

April 26, 2007

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF

HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN IMMEDIATELY

 

The undersigned stockholder of HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION (“Heritage”) hereby nominates, constitutes and appoints Donald V. Rhodes and Daryl D. Jensen, and each of them, jointly and severally, as true and lawful agents and proxies, with full power of substitution, for me and in my name, place and stead, to act and vote all the common stock of Heritage standing in my name and on its books on March 9, 2007 at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at the Phoenix Inn, Olympia, Washington, on April 26, 2007 at 10:30 a.m., and at any adjournment thereof, with all the powers the undersigned would possess if personally present, as follows:

 

THIS PROXY WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED WILL BE VOTED AS SPECIFIED ABOVE. IF NO DIRECTION IS MADE, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED “FOR” THE PROPOSALS SET FORTH WITHIN.

 

Management knows of no other matters that may properly be, or which are likely to be, brought before the Annual Meeting. However, if any other matters are properly presented at the Annual Meeting, this Proxy will be voted according to the discretion of the named proxies.

 

The undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders for the April 26, 2007 Annual Meeting, and the accompanying documents forwarded therewith, and ratifies all lawful action taken by the above-named agents and proxies.

 

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This excerpt taken from the HFWA DEF 14A filed Mar 22, 2006.

MISCELLANEOUS

Heritage’s annual report for the year ended December 31, 2005 has been mailed along with this proxy statement to all stockholders of record as of March 10, 2006. Any stockholder who has not received a copy of this annual report may obtain a copy by writing to Heritage. The annual report is not to be treated as part of the proxy solicitation material or having been incorporated by reference in this proxy statement.

A copy of Heritage’s Form 10-K that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 3, 2006 will be provided to you without charge if you are a stockholder of Heritage as of March 10, 2006. Please make your written request to Edward D. Cameron, Secretary, Heritage Financial Corporation, 201 5th Avenue S.W., Olympia, Washington 98501.

 

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This excerpt taken from the HFWA DEF 14A filed Mar 15, 2005.

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Heritage’s annual report for the year ended December 31, 2004 has been mailed along with this proxy statement to all stockholders of record as of March 9, 2005. Any stockholder who has not received a copy of this annual report may obtain a copy by writing to Heritage. The annual report is not to be treated as part of the proxy solicitation material or having been incorporated by reference in this proxy statement.

 

A copy of Heritage’s Form 10-K that is to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by March 15, 2005 will be provided to you without charge if you are a stockholder of Heritage as of March 9, 2005. Please make your written request to Edward D. Cameron, Secretary, Heritage Financial Corporation, 201 5th Avenue S.W., Olympia, Washington 98501.

 

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