December 11, 2012
Nicholas Financial, Inc. Declares Special Cash Dividend of $2.00
Clearwater, Florida, - December 11, 2012: Nicholas Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq, NICK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $2.00 per share on its common stock to be paid on December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 21, 2012. Peter L. Vosotas, Chairman and CEO noted, “Today’s announcement of a $2.00 special cash dividend, to be paid before the end of the calendar year, is our effort to return capital to our shareholders in the most tax efficient manner as possible. Our strong balance sheet and favorable access to the credit markets allow us to provide shareholders with this dividend while maintaining our conservative capital structure. The payment is in addition to our $0.12 cent quarterly dividend paid on December 6. Based on the decision to pay this special dividend, the company may elect to forego future dividends.
The Company will continue expanding by adding additional branch locations nationwide and added its 64th full service branch this month in Troy, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
Nicholas Financial, Inc is one of the largest publically traded specialty consumer finance companies in North America. The Company operates branch locations in both the Southeastern and the Midwestern states. The Company has approximately 12,200,000 shares of common stock outstanding. For an index of Nicholas Financial’s news releases and public filings please visit our web site at www.nicholasfinancial.com