Third Federal Ranked Superior by Bauer

Thrift Again Receives Five Star Rating for Strength and Stability

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CLEVELAND, June 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Third Federal Savings & Loan (Nasdaq:TFSL) is again being recognized as a five-star institution by independent rating agency, BauerFinancial. Bauer began a quarterly rating of financial institutions in 1988, and Third Federal has been named superior in every quarter.

BauerFinancial reports data on banks and financial institutions, ranking them quarterly on specific criteria for safety and soundness. No institution can pay to be on the list, nor excluded from it. The latest data is based on Third Federal's financial filings from March 31, 2014. 

"Being named superior by Bauer (Financial) is always great honor for us, and one we never take for granted," said Marc A. Stefanski, chairman and CEO of Third Federal. "This news is more sunshine and blue skies for us and for our customers."

Third Federal Savings and Loan is a leading provider of savings and mortgage products, and operates under the values of love, trust, respect, a commitment to excellence and fun. Founded in Cleveland in 1938 as a mutual association by Ben and Gerome Stefanski, our mission is to help people achieve the dream of home ownership and financial security. We became part of a public company in 2007 and celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2013. Third Federal, which lends in 17 states, is dedicated to serving consumers with competitive rates and outstanding service. Third Federal has 21 full service branches in Northeast Ohio, eight lending offices in Central and Southern Ohio, and 17 full service branches throughout Florida. As of March 31, 2014, the assets of Third Federal Savings and Loan totaled $11.5 billion. For more information about Third Federal, visit us at thirdfederal.com.

Jennifer L. Rosa
Public Relations
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