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General Finance Corporation Announces Public Offering Of Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock

PASADENA, Calif., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- General Finance Corporation (Nasdaq:GFN), the parent company of businesses in the mobile storage, modular space and liquid containment industries (the "Company"), announced today that it commenced an underwritten public offering of an original issuance of Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock. The Company has applied to list the shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

The Company expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to pay down senior indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, which would include the acquisition of businesses and lease fleet and the redemption of Series A Preferred Stock.

Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc. and D.A. Davidson & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC is acting as the lead manager for the offering. B. Riley & Co., LLC, Maxim Group LLC, and Northland Capital Markets will serve as co-managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective and the securities may not be sold in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering may be made solely by means of a written prospectus, copies of which may be obtained when available by contacting:

Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. Attn: Prospectus Department 277 Park Avenue, 24th Floor New York, NY 10172 Phone: 212-338-4708 Fax: 205-414-6373 Email: syndicate@sterneagee.com

D.A. Davidson & Co. 8 Third Street N. Great Falls, MT 59401 Telephone: 1-800-332-5915 Email: prospectusrequest@dadco.com

About General Finance Corporation

Headquartered in Pasadena, California, General Finance Corporation (Nasdaq:GFN) ( www.generalfinance.com ) is the parent company of businesses in the mobile storage, modular space and liquid containment ("portable services") industries. Management's expertise in these sectors drives disciplined growth strategies, operational guidance, effective capital allocation and capital markets support for the Company's subsidiaries. The Company's principal operating subsidiaries are majority-owned Royal Wolf Holdings Limited ( www.royalwolf.com.au ), the leading provider of portable storage solutions in the Asia-Pacific regions of Australia and New Zealand, wholly-owned Pac-Van, Inc. ( www.pacvan.com ), a prominent regional provider of portable storage, office and liquid storage tank containers, mobile offices and modular buildings in North America, and 90%-owned Southern Frac, LLC ( www.southernfrac.com ), a domestic manufacturer of portable liquid storage tank containers.   Royal Wolf's shares trade on the Australian Securities Exchange under the symbol RWH.

The General Finance Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11129

Cautionary Statement about Forward-Looking Information

Statements in this press release contain "forward-looking" information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Those factors include conditions in the financial markets and customary offering closing conditions. Please see General Finance Corporation's filing with the SEC for certain other factors that may affect forward-looking information.

CONTACT: Investor/Media Contact 

         Larry Clark
         Financial Profiles, Inc.
         310-478-2700 ext. 29

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