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First Cash Reports 16% Increase In Third Quarter Earnings Per Share To $0.67; Pawn Growth In Mexico Drives Record Earnings; With Completed Fast Cash Acquisition, YTD Store Additions Total 139

(2) The small format locations typically have limited retail operations and primarily accept jewelry and small electronic items as pawn collateral. At September 30, 2012, all of the Texas and Mexico small format pawn stores also offered consumer loans or credit services products.

(3) The Company's U.S. free-standing, small format consumer loan locations offer a credit services product and are all located in Texas. The Mexico locations offer small, short-term consumer loans. In addition to stores shown on this chart, First Cash is also an equal partner in Cash & Go, Ltd., a joint venture, which owns and operates 38 check cashing and financial services kiosks located inside convenience stores in the state of Texas. 

The following table details store openings for the nine months ended September 30, 2012: 

  Pawn Locations Consumer  
  Large Small Loan Total
  Format (1) Format (2) Locations (3) Locations
United States:        
Total locations, beginning of period  132  25  74  231
New locations opened  6  --   --   6
Locations acquired  44  --   --   44
Store format conversions  --   2  (2)  -- 
Discontinued consumer loan operations  --   --   (7)  (7)
Total locations, end of period  182  27  65  274
         
Mexico:        
Total locations, beginning of period  394  19  34  447
New locations opened  60  --   --   60
Locations acquired  29  --   --   29
Total locations, end of period  483  19  34  536
         
Total:        
Total locations, beginning of period  526  44  108  678
New locations opened  66  --   --   66
Locations acquired  73  --   --   73
Store format conversions  --   2  (2)  -- 
Discontinued consumer loan operations  --   --   (7)  (7)
Total locations, end of period  665  46  99  810

(1) The large format locations include retail showrooms and accept a broad array of pawn collateral including jewelry, electronics, appliances, tools and other consumer hard goods. At September 30, 2012, 111 of the U.S. large format pawn stores also offered consumer loans or credit services products, which includes the 24 locations acquired from Mister Money.

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