Mackenzie Hall Wins U.K. Consumer Debt Collections Agency of the Year Award

Mackenzie Hall Wins U.K. Consumer Debt Collections Agency of the Year Award

KILMARNOCK, Scotland, Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading U.K. debt
collection agency (DCA) and specialist debt buyer, Mackenzie Hall, Ltd., is
pleased to announce it has been awarded the Consumer DCA of The Year award at
the 6^th Credit Today, Debt Collection Awards.

The Debt Collection Awards recognise the achievements of companiesworking in
the collections industry and attracted a high caliber of entries this year.

The category was judged by a panel of experts using criteria including
evidence of strong client and customer satisfaction, a responsible approach to
debt collection, excellent financial results, employee development, innovation
and technology. Mackenzie Hall's entry included a number of endorsements from
their growing list of satisfied clients.

Owen James, Chief Executive at Mackenzie Hall, said, "To be recognised as the
U.K.'s leading Consumer DCA is a true reflection of the progress we have made
during the last year. We are delighted to receive this award, which is a real
credit to our entire team."

The Credit Today, Debt Collection Awards took place on the 15^th November,
2012 at The Palace Hotel, Manchester.

Mackenzie Hall is a business of Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.

About Mackenzie Hall

Mackenzie Hall Holdings Ltd. is one of the UK's fastest-growing businesses in
consumer debt recovery. Mackenzie Hall today comprises Mackenzie Hall Ltd.,
outsourced and contingent consumer debt recovery specialists operating on
behalf of a wide range of banks, credit providers and debt purchasers;
Mackenzie Hall Debt Purchase Ltd., purchasers of distressed and dormant niche
portfolios; and doorstep collections agency Meritforce Ltd. The award-winning
company is based in Kilmarnock, Scotland, employing approximately 200 people
at its headquarters and contact center. For additional information, please

About Portfolio Recovery Associates

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRAA) is a specialised financial
and business services company. A U.S. market leader in the consumer debt
purchase and collection industry, the company also provides a broad range of
business services to U.S. local governments, auto lenders, law enforcement,
institutional investors and retailers; and U.K. banks and creditors. PRA was
named one of Forbes' Top 25 Best Small Companies in America in 2012, and has
been annually ranked as one of Forbes' 100 Best Small Companies since 2007.
The company also was named one of Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies in
2012. For more information, please visit

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CONTACT: Media contact:
         Rick Goulart
         Vice President, PRA Corporate Communications
         (757) 961-3525

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