ARLINGTON, Texas, March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCFS) ("First Cash") today announced the private offering of $200 million aggregate principal amount of its senior notes due 2021 (the "Notes"). The Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. First Cash intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes in connection with the repayment of all amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility, to pay certain other indebtedness in full and for general corporate purposes.

The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or under any state securities laws. Therefore, First Cash may not offer or sell the Notes within the United States to, or for the account or benefit of, any United States person unless the offer or sale would qualify for a registration exemption from the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes nor does it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

Forward-looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to future events of First Cash. Such statements are only predictions and involve risks and uncertainties, resulting in the possibility that the actual events or performances will differ materially from such predictions.

About First Cash

Founded in 1988, First Cash is a leading international operator of pawn stores. First Cash focuses on serving cash and credit constrained consumers through its retail pawn locations, which buy and sell a wide variety of jewelry, electronics, tools and other merchandise, and make small consumer pawn loans secured by pledged personal property. Today, First Cash owns and operates over 910 stores in 12 U.S. states and 26 states in Mexico.

First Cash is a component company in both the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index® and the Russell 2000 Index®. First Cash's common stock (ticker symbol "FCFS") is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, which has the highest initial listing standards of any stock exchange in the world based on financial and liquidity requirements.

CONTACT: For further information, please contact:         Gar Jackson         Global IR Group         Phone: (949) 873-2789         Email:                  Doug Orr, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer         Phone: (817) 505-3199         Email:         Website:

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