PRA Group Announces New $150 Million Share Repurchase Program

NORFOLK, Va., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA), a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program in which the Company can repurchase up to $150 million of outstanding shares of its common stock. 

"We believe that our strong and conservative capital position not only puts us in a good competitive position, but also allows us to provide additional value to investors.  We evaluated various capital allocation options and determined that a share repurchase program was the most effective way for us to return capital to investors at this time.  We believe that we can manage this program together with our current portfolio investment pipeline and business plan while maintaining our targeted leverage and growth targets.  Our capital position also gives us the flexibility to continue to explore other capital allocation possibilities in the future," said Pete Graham, executive vice president and chief financial officer of PRA Group, Inc. 

The share repurchase program has no stated expiration date and repurchases may be made through open market purchases or other available means at the Company's discretion, subject to applicable regulatory requirements.  Repurchases are subject to market conditions and other factors, and the share repurchase program remains subject to the discretion of the Company's Board of Directors.

About PRA Group, Inc. 
As a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, PRA Group, Inc. returns capital to banks and other creditors to help expand financial services for consumers in the Americas, Europe and Australia. With thousands of employees worldwide, PRA Group, Inc. companies collaborate with customers to help them resolve their debt. For more information, please visit www.pragroup.com.   

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Contact: Darby Schoenfeld, darby.schoenfeld@pragroup.com

 

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