February 25, 2008: Nicholas Financial,
Inc. (Nasdaq, NICK) today announced the opening of two (2) new branch
offices located in Hoover, Alabama and Indianapolis, Indiana. The new
locations continue the Company's planned expansion of its branch office
network, which now includes, forty-eight (48) offices in Florida,
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia,
Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland and Alabama. Each of the offices is a
full-service lending and collection facility. Nicholas employees have
been working to develop business in each area for several months prior
to the opening of the new locations.
The new Alabama and Indiana offices are
the second Nicholas Financial branches established in each state.
Nicholas Financial intends to continue opening additional branch
offices in the coming year. Nicholas Financial acquires and services
automobile and light truck installment sales contracts that it
purchases from over 1,400 new and used car dealers.
Founded in 1985, with assets of
$184,847,000, Nicholas Financial, Inc. is one of the largest
publicly traded specialty consumer finance companies based in the
Southeast. The Company presently operates out of 48 branch locations
in both the Southeast and the Mid-West States. The Company has
approximately 10,055,000 shares of common stock outstanding. For an
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