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Medallion Financial Corp. Closes Public Offering Of Common Stock

Medallion Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:TAXI), a specialty finance company with a leading position servicing the taxicab industry and other niche markets (the “Company”), today announced that it has closed its previously announced underwritten public offering of 2,900,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $16.40 per share. The Company raised approximately $45.16 million, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses.

The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to make loans and other investments in portfolio companies and for general corporate purposes, including repaying borrowings under its revolving credit facilities in the ordinary course of business and expanding its operations.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. acted as joint bookrunning managers.

About Medallion Financial Corp.

Medallion Financial Corp. is a specialty finance company with a leading position in the origination and servicing of loans financing the purchase of taxicab medallions and related assets. The Company also originates and services loans in other commercial industries, and its wholly-owned portfolio company, Medallion Bank, also originates and services consumer loans.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the Company’s securities offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the offering. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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