Washington, D.C.  20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report:  December 23, 2008

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland   000-52995   26-0886727 
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission File   (I.R.S. Employer 
of incorporation)   Number)    Identification No.) 

500 12th Avenue South
Nampa, Idaho
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(208) 466-4634
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 8.01 Other Events

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. (“Company”) announced on December 23, 2008, that the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 5%, or 867,970 shares, of the Company’s outstanding common stock. The press release announcing the share repurchase program is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Press release of Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. dated December 23, 2008





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
Date:  December 23, 2008 
By:/s/Eric S. Nadeau                                         
      Eric S. Nadeau
      Executive Vice President and Chief
      Financial Officer



Exhibit 99.1

Press release of Home Federal Bancorp, Inc., dated December 23, 2008




500 12th Ave. South * Nampa, ID 83651
Home Federal Bancorp, Inc.
Len E. Williams, President & CEO
Eric S. Nadeau, EVP, Treasurer & CFO 


Nampa, ID (December 23, 2008) – Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. (“Company”) (Nasdaq GSM: HOME), the parent company of Home Federal Bank, announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 5%, or 867,970, shares of its publicly-held outstanding common stock. The Company currently has 17,359,427 shares of common stock outstanding.

The Company will repurchase the shares from time to time for cash in open market transactions. Additionally, the repurchases will be subject to the limitations set forth in Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act, the Company’s insider trading policy and other applicable legal requirements. This authorization may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason, including market conditions, the cost of repurchasing shares, the availability of alternative investment opportunities, liquidity or capital demands and other factors deemed appropriate. The Company has not executed a trading plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act.

About the Company

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. is a Maryland corporation headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, and is the savings and loan holding company of Home Federal Bank, a federal savings bank that was originally organized as a building and loan association in 1920.  The Company serves the Treasure Valley region of southwestern Idaho that includes Ada, Canyon, Elmore and Gem Counties, through 15 full-service banking offices and one loan center.  The Company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “HOME.”  The Company’s stock is also included in the America’s Community Bankers NASDAQ Index.  For more information, visit the Company’s web site at www.myhomefed.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release regarding future events, performance or results are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”) and are made pursuant to the safe harbors of the PSLRA. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, expectations of the business environment in which the Company operates, projections of future performance, perceived opportunities in the market, potential future credit experience, and statements regarding the Company’s mission and vision. These forward-looking statements are based upon current management expectations and may, therefore, involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ include but are not limited to: general economic and banking business conditions, competitive conditions between banks and non-bank financial service providers, interest rate fluctuations, the credit risk of lending activities, including changes in the level and trend of loan delinquencies and write-offs; results of examinations by our banking regulators, regulatory and


accounting changes, the value of mortgage servicing rights, risks related to construction and development lending, commercial and small business banking and other risks. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are disclosed in Home Federal Bancorp, Inc.'s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2008, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Forward-looking statements are accurate only as of the date released, and we do not undertake any responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.