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Regional Management Corp. Announces Appointment of Manish Parmar as New Chief Credit Risk Officer

January 06, 2020

GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM), a diversified consumer finance company, today announced that it has appointed Manish Parmar as its new Chief Credit Risk Officer, effective today. His predecessor, Daniel J. Taggart, will remain with the Company to ensure a smooth and orderly transition before departing from the Company in the first quarter of 2020.

Mr. Parmar joins Regional Management with nearly 20 years of credit and financial experience across a broad range of functions, including credit risk, analytics, financial partnerships, database marketing, and modeling. Prior to joining Regional Management, he was Chief Credit and Analytics Officer at Conn’s, Inc. In addition to his tenure at Conn’s, he held several senior management roles at Discover Financial Services, ultimately becoming its Head of Consumer Credit Risk Management. Mr. Parmar received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai in India, and his MBA from Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

“I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to Manish as he joins our team and assumes the role of Chief Credit Risk Officer,” said Peter R. Knitzer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regional Management. “With extensive experience in successfully managing credit risk across a multitude of consumer lending products, we believe Manish will quickly become a valuable contributor to our ongoing success through further strengthening of our custom scorecards and robust credit risk infrastructure. In addition, I again want to express our gratitude to Dan for his extensive contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

“I am excited and honored for the opportunity to collaborate with such a talented group at Regional Management and to play a key role in optimizing the Company’s credit function for further success,” added Mr. Parmar. “I look forward to helping generate continued profitable and sustainable growth, while delivering consistent shareholder value.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which represent Regional Management Corp.’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “outlook,” and similar expressions may be used to identify these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are about matters that are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the control of Regional Management. Factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ from the expectations expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: changes in general economic conditions, including levels of unemployment and bankruptcies; risks associated with Regional Management’s transition to a new loan origination and servicing software system; risks related to opening new branches, including the ability or inability to open new branches as planned; risks inherent in making loans, including credit risk, repayment risk, and value of collateral, which risks may increase in light of adverse or recessionary economic conditions; risks associated with the implementation of new underwriting models and processes, including as to the effectiveness of new custom scorecards; risks relating to Regional Management’s asset-backed securitization transactions; changes in interest rates; the risk that Regional Management’s existing sources of liquidity become insufficient to satisfy its needs or that its access to these sources becomes unexpectedly restricted; changes in federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or regulatory policies and practices, and risks associated with the manner in which laws and regulations are interpreted, implemented, and enforced; the impact of changes in tax laws, guidance, and interpretations, including related to certain provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the timing and amount of revenues that may be recognized by Regional Management; changes in current revenue and expense trends (including trends affecting delinquencies and credit losses); changes in Regional Management’s markets and general changes in the economy (particularly in the markets served by Regional Management); changes in the competitive environment in which Regional Management operates or a decrease in the demand for its products; risks related to acquisitions; changes in operating and administrative expenses; and the departure, transition, or replacement of key personnel. Such factors and others are discussed in greater detail in Regional Management’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Regional Management will not update the information contained in this press release beyond the publication date, except to the extent required by law, and is not responsible for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services.

About Regional Management Corp.

Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM) is a diversified consumer finance company that provides attractive, easy-to-understand installment loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies, and other lenders. Regional Management operates under the name “Regional Finance” in 358 branch locations across 11 states in the Southeastern, Southwestern, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern United States. Most of its loan products are secured, and each is structured on a fixed rate, fixed term basis with fully amortizing equal monthly installment payments, repayable at any time without penalty. Regional Management sources loans through its multiple channel platform, which includes branches, centrally-managed direct mail campaigns, digital partners, retailers, and its consumer website. For more information, please visit www.RegionalManagement.com.

Investor Relations
Garrett Edson, (203) 682-8331

Source: Regional Management Corp.

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