Sterling Brinkley, EZCORP Chairman added, "The entire Board shares Paul's high regard for Mark's accomplishments and abilities. He has done an impressive job in leading our expansion and investment strategy over the past two years. His systematic approach and strong leadership have enhanced our worldwide business opportunities, and he has proven a strong partner to Paul as they have continued to grow EZCORP throughout the world."About EZCORP EZCORP is a leading provider of instant cash solutions for consumers. Through more than 1,200 company-operated pawn, buy/sell and personal financial services stores in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, we provide a variety of instant cash solutions, including pawn loans, consumer loans, and fee-based credit services to customers seeking loans. At our pawn and buy/sell stores, we also sell merchandise, primarily collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers. EZCORP owns controlling interests in Prestaciones Finmart, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. (doing business under the name "Crediamigo"), a leading provider of payroll deduction loans in Mexico, and in Artiste Holding Limited (doing business under the name "Cash Genie"), a leading provider of online loans in the U.K. The company also has significant investments in Albemarle & Bond Holdings PLC (ABM.L), one of the U.K.'s largest pawnbroking businesses with over 170 full-line stores offering pawnbroking, jewelry retailing, gold buying and financial services; and in Cash Converters International Limited (CCV.L and CCV.ASX), which franchises and operates a worldwide network of over 600 stores that provide personal financial services and sell pre-owned merchandise. EZCORP Investor Relations (512) 314-2220 Investor_Relations@ezcorp.com www.ezcorp.com SOURCE EZCORP, Inc.