PRA Attorney Named to National Bar Association's "40 Lawyers Under 40"

PRA Attorney Named to National Bar Association's "40 Lawyers Under 40"

"Nation's Best Advocates" Recognizes Talented Individuals in the African
American Legal Community

NORFOLK, Va., June 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Portfolio Recovery Associates,
Inc. (PRA), a financial and business services company operating in the U.S.
and U.K., today announced that Zulema Green, regional managing attorney, has
been named by IMPACT and the National Bar Association as a recipient of the
"2013 Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40" award.

Nation's Best Advocates recognizes talented individuals age 40 and under
within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and
distinction, both professionally and philanthropically. Nominees were chosen
based on their achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal
community involvement.

"We're honored that Zulema has been recognized with this prestigious award,"
said Neal Stern, executive vice president of operations for PRA. "Her
dedication to her profession and advocacy for her community reflects well on
PRA's entire internal legal team."

Ms. Green earned a bachelor's degree in preventive medicine from the
University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate degree from
Southwestern University School of Law. She joined PRA in 2008 as an associate
counsel and currently serves as regional managing attorney for PRA's
litigation department, focusing on account litigation and counterclaim
defense. Additional bio information is available at

Throughout her career, Ms. Green has made it a top priority to continually
reach out to her community. In 2010, she responded to a family tragedy by
co-founding BFAM, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a
difference for local youth in Atlanta and Douglas County, Georgia.

The full list of "40 Lawyers Under 40" winners is available on the Nation's
Best Advocates website at

About PRA

As a leader in the U.S. debt buying industry, Portfolio Recovery Associates,
Inc. (Nasdaq:PRAA) returns capital to banks and other creditors that helps
expand financial services for consumers. PRA collaborates with its customers
to create affordable, realistic debt repayment plans. The company also
provides a broad range of fee-based services to local governments and law
enforcement, U.S. businesses, institutional investors, global hedge funds, and
U.K. banks and creditors.

PRA has been annually ranked as one of Forbes' 100 Best Small Companies in
America since 2007, advancing to the Top 25 in 2012. The company also was
recognized last year as one of Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the
U.S. For more information, visit

About The National Bar Association

The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest
and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and
judges. It represents approximately 44,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and
law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States
and around the world. For additional information about the National Bar
Association, visit


IMPACT is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and build a
network of young professionals of color to foster civic engagement, increase
knowledge of the political and legislative processes, and enhance economic
empowerment opportunities. For additional information about IMPACT, visit

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Ray Atkinson
         Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications
         Portfolio Recovery Associates
         Sarah Misailidis
         Communications Director
         (202) 643-1340

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