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Jeff Ludeman Hired as Branch Manager

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Jeffrey LudemanRedmond, Oregon (May 22, 2013) – Sean Watt, central Oregon region president for Home Federal Bank, is pleased to announce that Jeff Ludeman has been hired as branch manager at the bank’s Redmond branch. In this role, Ludeman is responsible for supervising branch operations, growing core deposits and loans and managing client relationships.

“We are pleased to welcome Jeff to our Redmond branch team,” stated Watt. “His market knowledge and industry experience will provide tremendous value to our clients and team members as he steps into this new role.”

Ludeman has worked in the banking industry for the past 14 years, most recently as branch manager at Bank of the Cascades. He received his bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and is a graduate of the Oregon Association of Banking. Active in the community, Ludeman is a volunteer with the United Way of Deschutes County, having served as a board member, president and chairman.

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, and is the parent company of Home Federal Bank, a community bank originally organized in 1920. The Company currently serves southwestern Idaho and Central and Western Oregon through 24 full-service branches and two commercial loan production offices. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HOME" and is included in the Russell 2000 Index. For more information, visit the Company's web site at