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PRA Group Announces Acquisition of Resurgent Holdings' Canadian Business


NORFOLK, Va., March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA), a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, today announced the acquisition of the holding company of Resurgent Holdings LLC's Canadian business, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of PRA Group Canada. Resurgent's Canadian business, founded by Chris Walker as CCL, was acquired by Resurgent Holdings LLC from SquareTwo Financial in 2017.  As the company joins with PRA Group Canada to create a market-leading nonperforming loan business in Canada, Walker will transition with the business and report to Dennis Hunter, vice president of operations for PRA Group Canada.

"The partnering of PRA Group with Resurgent's business in Canada brings together over 25 years of operating experience in the Canadian markets.  The combined business will have the scale, capital, and operating efficiencies critical to providing excellent service and liquidity to credit originators who, in turn, can expand credit services to consumers," said Kevin Stevenson, president and chief executive officer of PRA Group, Inc.

"Resurgent believes that the transition in Canada from Resurgent Holdings to PRA Group is an exciting opportunity for our employees, customers and credit originators in Canada planning to sell nonperforming loans," said Bryan Faliero, chief executive officer of Resurgent Holdings LLC.

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