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First Cash Reports 35% Increase In Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Share To $0.93; Pawn Revenue Growth In Both The U.S. And Mexico Drives Record Earnings; Company Announces New Share Buyback Authorization

(2)     The small format locations typically have limited retail operations and primarily accept jewelry and small electronic items as pawn collateral. At December 31, 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 twelve months ended December 31, 2012:

  Pawn Locations Consumer   
  Large Small Loan  Total
  Format (1) Format (2) Locations (3) Locations
Domestic:        
Total locations, beginning of period 132 25 74 231
New locations opened 6 6
Locations acquired 46 46
Store format conversions 2 (2)
Discontinued consumer loan operations (7) (7)
Total locations, end of period 184 27 65 276
         
International:        
Total locations, beginning of period 394 19 34 447
New locations opened 62 62
Locations acquired 29 29
Total locations, end of period 485 19 34 538
         
Total:        
Total locations, beginning of period 526 44 108 678
New locations opened 68 68
Locations acquired 75 75
Store format conversions 2 (2)
Discontinued consumer loan operations (7) (7)
Total locations, end of period 669 46 99 814

(1)     The large format locations include retail showrooms and accept a broad array of pawn collateral including electronics, appliances, tools, jewelry and other consumer hard goods. At December 31, 2012, 112 of the U.S. large format pawn stores also offered consumer loans or credit services products.

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