Encore Capital Group Recognized as "San Diego's Healthiest Company" for 2012

 Encore Capital Group Recognized as "San Diego's Healthiest Company" for 2012

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2012

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Encore Capital Group has been named –
for the second year in a row – "San Diego's Healthiest Company" in the Large
Company category. The 2012 recognition from the San Diego Business Journal was
announced May 16th at the organization's annual awards ceremony. "This is a
significant accomplishment for Encore and our employees," said Encore CEO
Brandon Black. "We have successfully built on the achievements of 2011, and I
am proud that our leadership and employees have continued to embrace our
commitment to active, healthy lifestyles and healthy work-life decisions."

Encore has been a long-time leader in health and wellness programs. The
company introduced consumer-directed health plans for its employees in 2005
and actively engages employees in the company's health programs and health
care-related spending. Encore began offering no-cost preventive care and
prescriptions to employees and their families long before law required it. In
addition, the company provides incentives to employees to actively manage
their personal and families' health. These include gym membership
reimbursements, biometric health screenings, walking programs, a
health-related lecture series, and weight-loss programs.

In 2009, Encore transitioned to 100% consumer-directed health plans for its
employees, to ensure that employees and their families understand how their
health care expenditures are used. The company's health and wellness programs
have an important impact on reducing health care-related costs to the company
and its employees.

About Encore Capital Group, Inc.

Encore Capital Group is a leading provider of debt management and recovery
solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of assets.
The company purchases portfolios of consumer receivables from major banks,
credit unions, and utility providers, and partners with individuals as they
repay their obligations and work toward financial recovery. Through its
subsidiary, Propel Financial Services, the company assists property owners who
are delinquent on their property taxes by structuring affordable monthly
payment plans. Encore's success and future growth are driven by its
sophisticated and widespread use of analytics, its broad investments in data
and behavioral science, the significant cost advantages provided by its
highly-efficient operating model and proven investment strategy, and the
company's demonstrated commitment to conducting business ethically and in ways
that support its consumers' financial recovery.

Headquartered in San Diego, Encore is a publicly traded NASDAQ Global Select
company (ticker symbol: ECPG) and a component stock of the Russell 2000, the
S&P SmallCap 600, and the Wilshire 4500. More information about the company
can be found at www.encorecapital.com.

Formedia inquiries, pleasecontact:

George Durham, Encore Capital Group
(858) 309-9491

Katie Lilley, Hillenby, for Encore Capital Group
(703) 889-8504, ext. 2

SOURCE Encore Capital Group, Inc.
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