– NACD NXT Recognizes Exemplary Board Practices Related to Diversity and Inclusion –
GREENVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM), a diversified consumer finance company, today announced that its Board of Directors is one of 41 boards spanning the range of company sizes and industries that have been nominated for NACD NXT™ recognition by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). This recognition, part of the NACD NXT initiative, applauds exemplary board leadership practices that promote greater diversity and inclusion, ultimately fostering long-term value creation.
“We are honored to be nominated for NACD NXT recognition,” said Roel C. Campos, Chair of Regional Management’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. “The nomination is a testament to the inclusive composition of our Board and our adherence to best practices in corporate governance. We firmly believe that diversity promotes the inclusion of different perspectives and ideas, mitigates against groupthink, ensures that we have the opportunity to benefit from all available talent, and enables us to better understand and respond effectively to the financial needs of our diverse customer base. Notably, our Board is very well represented by American Latinos, who comprise 50% of our Board, among the highest percentages for any American public company. We believe that our Board is an excellent demonstration of how a diverse range of expertise and personal characteristics improves the quality of a company’s performance, makes prudent business sense, and ultimately drives greater long-term value for shareholders. We are proud of the leadership we receive from our successful Board directors.”
Nominations will be evaluated by an independent selection committee composed of leading corporate directors and executives. The winner in each category (public large-, mid-, and small-cap companies; large and small private companies; and nonprofit companies) will be publicly announced at the NACD NXT Recognition Gala on Monday, September 23, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, during NACD’s annual Global Board Leaders’ Summit.
For more information, visit www.NACDonline.org/NXT.
About Regional Management Corp.
Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM) is a diversified consumer finance company that provides attractive, easy-to-understand installment loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies, and other lenders. Regional Management operates under the name “Regional Finance” in 360 branch locations across 11 states in the Southeastern, Southwestern, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern United States. Most of its loan products are secured, and each is structured on a fixed rate, fixed term basis with fully amortizing equal monthly installment payments, repayable at any time without penalty. Regional Management sources loans through its multiple channel platform, which includes branches, centrally-managed direct mail campaigns, digital partners, retailers, and its consumer website. For more information, please visit www.RegionalManagement.com.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org.
This press release may contain various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which represent Regional Management Corp.’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “outlook,” and similar expressions may be used to identify these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are about matters that are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the control of Regional Management. Factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ from the expectations expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: changes in general economic conditions, including levels of unemployment and bankruptcies; risks associated with Regional Management’s transition to a new loan origination and servicing software system; risks related to opening new branches, including the ability or inability to open new branches as planned; risks inherent in making loans, including credit risk, repayment risk, and value of collateral, which risks may increase in light of adverse or recessionary economic conditions; risks associated with the implementation of new underwriting models and processes, including as to the effectiveness of new custom scorecards; risks relating to Regional Management’s asset-backed securitization transactions; changes in interest rates; the risk that Regional Management’s existing sources of liquidity become insufficient to satisfy its needs or that its access to these sources becomes unexpectedly restricted; changes in federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or regulatory policies and practices, and risks associated with the manner in which laws and regulations are interpreted, implemented, and enforced; the impact of changes in tax laws, guidance, and interpretations, including related to certain provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the timing and amount of revenues that may be recognized by Regional Management; changes in current revenue and expense trends (including trends affecting delinquencies and credit losses); changes in Regional Management’s markets and general changes in the economy (particularly in the markets served by Regional Management); changes in the competitive environment in which Regional Management operates or a decrease in the demand for its products; the impact of a prolonged shutdown of the federal government; risks related to acquisitions; changes in operating and administrative expenses; and the departure, transition, or replacement of key personnel. Such factors and others are discussed in greater detail in Regional Management’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Regional Management will not update the information contained in this press release beyond the publication date, except to the extent required by law, and is not responsible for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services.
Garrett Edson, (203) 682-8331