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Atlantic Credit & Finance Raises $61,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs

ROANOKE, VA -- Oct. 29, 2014 – Atlantic Credit & Finance, a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG), an international specialty finance company, today announced that it helped raise $61,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. For the ninth straight year, Atlantic sponsored the Skins Game Golf Tournament that was played at Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, VA. Over that time, ACF has raised a total of $585,000 for the local Clubs.

“We are extremely grateful to Atlantic Credit & Finance for again taking the lead sponsorship role in the Skins Game,” said Boys & Girls Clubs Chief Professional Officer Laurie Gibbons. “It would not be possible to support the kids in the ways that we do without the generosity of companies like Atlantic Credit & Finance.”

This year, the tournament was comprised of 17 teams along with a special tournament for youth golfers, who were each paired with a golf professional.

“We are proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia, whose mission is to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens,” said Kevin Hudson, Atlantic Credit & Finance’s Vice President for Business Development.

About Encore Capital Group, Inc.
Encore Capital Group, an international specialty finance company with operations spanning seven countries, provides debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of assets. Through its subsidiaries, Encore Capital Group purchases portfolios of consumer receivables from major banks, credit unions, municipalities, and utility providers, and partners with individuals as they repay their obligations and work toward financial recovery.

Headquartered in San Diego, Encore is a publicly traded NASDAQ Global Select company (ticker symbol: ECPG) and a component stock of the Russell 2000, the S&P Small Cap 600, and the Wilshire 4500. More information about the company can be found at www.encorecapital.com. More information about the Company's Cabot Credit Management subsidiary can be found at www.cabotcm.com. These websites, and the information contained therein, are not incorporated into and are not a part of this press release.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia was incorporated in 1997 to serve the area’s children. The organization is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation's fastest growing youth development agency. Regionally, over 850 youth in the Roanoke and New River Valley areas are members in one of our six clubs. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia is committed to the positive development of quality after school and summer programming for all youth residing in the region. Visit http://www.bgcswva.org/.

Contact:
Lisa Margolin-Feher
858-309-6458
lisa.margolin-feher@encorecapital.com