DFC Global Corp. Announces Compensation-Related Actions

  DFC Global Corp. Announces Compensation-Related Actions

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BERWYN, Pa. -- May 8, 2013

DFC Global Corp. (NASDAQ: DLLR), a leading international diversified financial
services company serving primarily unbanked and under-banked consumers for
over 30 years, today announced that its Board of Directors and its Human
Resources and Compensation Committee have approved a series of actions
developed in response to the November 2012 advisory vote on compensation paid
to the Company’s executive officers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

“We have adopted stock ownership guidelines for our executive officers to
further align their interests with the interests of our stockholders,” said
Jack Gavin, the Board’s Lead Independent Director. “We have also approved a
policy providing for the clawback of incentive and equity compensation from
executives if their conduct contributed to a restatement of our financial
statements under certain circumstances, as well as a policy prohibiting our
directors and executives from hedging our securities and restricting their
pledges of our securities.”

“We will no longer provide for single-trigger vesting of future equity grants
upon a change in control of the Company, and we intend to only utilize an
earnings per share metric for our fiscal year 2014 key management bonus
program,” said Ron McLaughlin, the Chair of the Board’s independent Human
Resources and Compensation Committee. “Further, Jeff Weiss, our Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, has agreed with us to eliminate the parachute tax
gross-up provision from his current employment agreement, and we have
determined to continue our practice of not granting such gross-ups in the
future.”

“While the vote last November was advisory, we wanted our stockholders to know
that the Board took their concerns about compensation seriously,” added Mr.
McLaughlin. “We believe these changes more closely align executive
compensation with long-term stockholder interests.”

For the full policies adopted by the Company, please consult the Form 8-K
filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About DFC Global Corp.

DFC Global Corp. is a leading international diversified financial services
company serving primarily unbanked and under-banked consumers who, for reasons
of convenience and accessibility, purchase some or all of their financial
services from the Company rather than from banks and other financial
institutions. As of March 31, 2013, the Company’s global retail operations
consisted of 1,457 retail storefront locations, of which 1,420 are
company-owned stores, conducting business primarily under the names The Money
Shop^®, Money Mart^®, Insta-Cheques^®, Suttons and Robertsons^®, The Check
Cashing Store^®, Sefina^®, Helsingin Pantti^SM, ^ Optima^®, MoneyNow!^®, and
Super Efectivo^®. In addition to its retail stores, the Company also offers
Internet-based short-term single-payment consumer loans in the United Kingdom
primarily under the brand names Payday Express^® and PaydayUK^®, in Canada
under the Money Mart name, in Finland, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic and
Spain under the Risicum^®, OK Money^® and MoneyNow!^® brand names. For more
information, please visit the Company's website at www.dfcglobalcorp.com.

The Company’s products and services, principally its short-term single-payment
consumer loans, secured pawn loans, check cashing services and gold buying
services, provide customers with immediate access to cash for living expenses
or other needs. The Company strives to offer its customers additional
high-value ancillary services, including Western Union^® money order and money
transfer products, foreign currency exchange, reloadable VISA^® and
MasterCard^® prepaid debit cards and electronic tax filing. In addition to its
core retail products, the Company also provides fee-based services in the
United States to enlisted military personnel applying for loans to purchase
new and used vehicles that are funded and serviced under agreements with
third-party lenders through the Company’s branded Military Installment Loan
and Education Services, or MILES^® program.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including, among other
things, statements regarding the following: pending or recent acquisitions and
their expected benefits; the Company’s future results, growth, guidance and
operating strategy; the global economy; the effects of currency exchange rates
on reported operating results; the regulatory environment in Canada, the
United Kingdom, the United States, Scandinavia and other countries; the
resolution of the CFPB’s examination of the MILES program; the impact of
future development strategy, new stores and acquisitions; litigation matters;
financing initiatives; and the performance of new products and services. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including risks
related to: the regulatory environments, including reviews of our operations
by the CFPB in the U.S. and the Office of Fair Trading in the U.K., and the
effect of legislation in Finland that will restrict our current business in
that country; current and potential future litigation; the identification of
acquisition targets; the consummation of pending acquisitions; the integration
and performance of acquired stores and businesses; the performance of new
stores and internet businesses; the impact of debt and equity financing
transactions; the results of certain ongoing income tax appeals; the effects
of new products and services on the Company’s business, results of operations,
financial condition, prospects and guidance; the effect of the termination of
our relationship with the third-party national bank that currently funds a
portion of the MILES program loans and our ability to replace such lending
source on acceptable terms; and uncertainties related to the effects of
changes in the value of the U.S. Dollar compared to foreign currencies. There
can be no assurance that the Company will attain its expected results,
successfully consummate pending acquisitions, successfully integrate and
achieve anticipated synergies from any of its acquisitions, obtain acceptable
financing, or attain its published guidance metrics, or that ongoing and
potential future litigation or the various FDIC, CFPB, U.S. Federal or state,
U.K., Canadian, Scandinavian, European Union, or other foreign legislative or
regulatory activities affecting the Company or the banks with which the
Company does business will not negatively impact the Company’s operations. A
more complete description of these and other risks, uncertainties and
assumptions is included in the Company’s filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including those described under the heading “Risk
Factors” on the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Company’s fiscal
year ended June 30, 2012. You should not place any undue reliance on any
forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any
such factors or to publicly announce results of any revisions to any of the
forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or
developments.

Contact:

ICR
Investor Relations
Garrett Edson: 484-320-5800
Media
Phil Denning: 203-682-8200
 
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