White River Capital, Inc. (NYSE Amex: RVR) (“White River”) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new program to repurchase, from time to time and subject to market conditions, up to 250,000 shares of White River’s outstanding common stock, without par value, on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The number of shares authorized to be repurchased under the new program represents approximately 6.9% of White River’s common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2011. Under the prior repurchase program originally authorized in October 2008 and reauthorized in November 2009, White River was authorized to repurchase up to 500,000 shares of common stock. As of August 10, 2011, White River has repurchased 499,929 shares under that earlier authorization. White River does not intend to repurchase any additional shares under the prior repurchase program. ABOUT WHITE RIVER AND COASTAL CREDIT Founded in 2004, White River is the holding company for Coastal Credit LLC. Coastal Credit LLC is a specialized auto finance company, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, engaged in acquiring sub-prime auto receivables from both franchised and independent automobile dealers which have entered into contracts with purchasers of typically used, but some new, cars and light trucks. Coastal Credit then services the receivables it acquires. Coastal Credit commenced operations in Virginia in 1987 and conducts business in 23 states – California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington – through its 16 branch locations. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT Additional information about White River is available at White River’s web site located at: www.WhiteRiverCap.com. This site includes financial highlights, stock information, public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and corporate governance documents.