Regional Management Corp. Appoints Daniel Taggart to Newly-Created Position of Chief Risk Officer

January 5, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2015-- Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM), a diversified specialty consumer finance company, today announced that Daniel Taggart has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Risk Officer, effective immediately.

Mr. Taggart brings to Regional Management nearly 20 years of financial and consumer lending experience, including significant expertise in credit risk management and a previous stint as Chief Credit Officer at CitiFinancial (now known as OneMain Financial).

“Dan brings to Regional Management a deep understanding of credit risk management and loan servicing, and his overall knowledge and experience makes him the ideal fit for this vital new position,” said Michael R. Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Regional Management. “As we continue to reduce our credit volatility and prepare for the implementation of our new loan management system platform, we expect Dan will have an immediate impact on our operations to ensure that our delinquency issues are fully resolved. With Dan’s addition, along with the previous addition of Jody Anderson as our President and Chief Operating Officer, we feel we have significantly strengthened our management depth and are well positioned for long-term expansion and the creation of shareholder value.”

Mr. Taggart served most recently as Executive Vice President of Agility 360, a financial services consultancy. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, a specialty mortgage service provider and has also served as EVP of REDC Default Solutions LLC, a startup division of Auction.com, LLC, a mortgage loss mitigation subservicing company. Before joining REDC Default Solutions LLC, Mr. Taggart spent 11 years at Citigroup, where he held a variety of positions, including SVP and Senior Credit Officer of CitiMortgage Default Risk Management, SVP and Senior Credit Officer of Retail Distribution Risk Management and SVP and Chief Credit Officer of CitiFinancial (now known as OneMain Financial). Mr. Taggart has also worked for The Associates (prior to its acquisition by Citigroup), FirstPlus Financial and Fleet Bank in risk management and loan servicing functions. Mr. Taggart received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Canisius College.

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About Regional Management Corp.

Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM) is a diversified specialty consumer finance company providing a broad array of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. Regional Management began operations in 1987 with four branches in South Carolina and has since expanded its branch network across South Carolina, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Georgia. Each of its loan products is structured on a fixed rate, fixed term basis with fully amortizing equal monthly installment payments and is repayable at any time without penalty. Regional Management’s loans are sourced through its multiple channel platform, including in its branches, through direct mail campaigns, independent and franchise automobile dealerships, online credit application networks, retailers and its consumer website. For more information, please visit http://www.RegionalManagement.com.

Source: Regional Management Corp.

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