Asta Funding, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.02 Per Share

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Asta Funding, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASFI), consistent with previous quarters, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per share. The dividend is payable November 1, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business September 21, 2012.

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Based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Asta Funding, Inc., is a consumer receivable asset management company that specializes in the purchase, management and liquidation of performing and non-performing consumer receivables. For additional information, please visit our website at .

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