Cash America Announces Settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  Cash America Announces Settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection

Business Wire

FORT WORTH, Texas -- November 20, 2013

Cash America International, Inc. (NYSE:CSH) today announced that it has
reached a settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Without
admitting or denying any of the facts or conclusions made by the CFPB from its
review, Cash America agreed in a consent order to pay a penalty of $5million
and to set aside $8million for a period of 180 days to fund any further
payments to eligible Ohio customers who make valid claims in connection with
its previously disclosed Ohio voluntary reimbursement program. Cash America
has already refunded approximately $6.4 million in connection with this
program. Cash America previously disclosed that the CFPB was contemplating an
enforcement action.

“We fully cooperated with the CFPB in connection with its examination of our
business,” said Daniel R. Feehan, Cash America International, Inc. Chief
Executive Officer and President. “Now that we have completed the initial CFPB
review process and entered into this settlement, we will continue to focus on
serving our customers while working to develop additional compliance programs
as required by the CFPB.”

The consent order relates to issues self-disclosed to the CFPB during its 2012
examination of Cash America. The first issue includes the improper preparation
of certain court documents in connection with collections lawsuits initiated
by Cash America in Ohio. Cash America previously disclosed this situation in
December 2012 and announced that it implemented a voluntarily reimbursement
program for affected customers. The second issue involves a limited number of
loans extended to consumers who may have been members of the military at rates
in excess of the annual percentage rate permitted by the Military Lending Act.
Cash America corrected the systems errors that permitted these loans to be
made and refunded approximately $33,500 to the affected customers. The last
issue relates to certain failures to timely provide and preserve records and
information in connection with the CFPB’s examination of Cash America. As a
result of the CFPB’s review, Cash America is in the process of enhancing its
compliance management programs and implementing additional procedures and
controls to address the issues and will provide periodic reports to the CFPB.

About the Company

As of September 30, 2013, Cash America International, Inc. (the “Company”)
operated 995 total locations offering specialty financial services to
consumers, which included the following:

  *860 lending locations in 22 states in the United States primarily under
    the names “Cash America Pawn,” “SuperPawn,” “Cash America Payday Advance,”
    and “Cashland;”
  *47 pawn lending locations in central and southern Mexico under the name
    “Cash America casa de empeño;” and
  *88 check cashing centers (all of which are unconsolidated franchised check
    cashing centers) operating in 13 states in the United States under the
    name “Mr. Payroll.”

Additionally, as of September 30, 2013, the Company offered consumer loans
over the Internet to customers:

  *in 32 states in the United States at and;
  *in the United Kingdom at, and;
  *in Australia at; and
  *in Canada at

For additional information regarding the Company and the services it provides,
visit the Company’s websites located at:      

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of

This release contains forward-looking statements about the business, financial
condition, operations and prospects of the Company. The actual results of the
Company could differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking
statements because of various risks and uncertainties including, without
limitation: the effect of or changes in domestic and foreign pawn, consumer
credit, tax and other laws and governmental rules and regulations applicable
to the Company's business or changes in the interpretation or enforcement
thereof; the regulatory and examination authority of the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau in the U.S. and the UK Financial Conduct Authority which
will become the Company’s primary regulator in the UK in 2014; public
perception of the Company’s business, including its consumer loan business and
its business practices; changes in the political, regulatory or economic
environment in foreign countries where the Company operates or in the future
may operate; the Company’s ability to process or collect consumer loans
through the Automated Clearing House system; fluctuations, including a
sustained decrease, in the price of gold or deterioration in economic
conditions; the effect of any current or future litigation proceedings or any
judicial decisions or rule-making that affect the Company, its products or its
arbitration agreements; the actions of third parties who provide, acquire or
offer products and services to, from or for the Company; changes in demand for
the Company’s services, the Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified
executive officers; a prolonged interruption in the Company’s operations of
its facilities, systems and business functions, including its information
technology and other business systems; the ability of the Company to open new
locations in accordance with its plans or to successfully integrate newly
acquired businesses into the Company’s operations; changes in competition;
interest rate and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; changes in the
capital markets; changes in the Company’s ability to satisfy its debt
obligations or to refinance existing debt obligations or obtain new capital to
finance growth; security breaches, cyber attacks or fraudulent activity;
compliance with laws and regulations applicable to international operations;
the implementation of new, or changes in the interpretation of existing,
accounting principles or financial reporting requirements; acts of God, war or
terrorism, pandemics and other events; the effect of any of such changes on
the Company’s business or the markets in which it operates; and other risks
and uncertainties indicated in the Company’s filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties are beyond the ability of
the Company to control, nor can the Company predict, in many cases, all of the
risks and uncertainties that could cause its actual results to differ
materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. When used
in this release, terms such as “believes,” “estimates,” “should,” “could,”
“would,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “may,” “forecasts,” “projects” and
similar expressions and variations as they relate to the Company or its
management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The Company
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this


Cash America International, Inc.
Thomas A. Bessant, Jr., 817-335-1100
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