Medallion Financial Corp. Set to Join Russell 3000® Index

NEW YORK--()--Medallion Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: MFIN) announced today that, according to a preliminary list of additions posted on June 7, 2019, it is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000® Index at the conclusion of the 2019 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, which will be effective after the US market opens on July 1, 2019.

Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 10, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the US all-cap Russell 3000® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

“We are pleased to have been recognized in the broad-market Russell 3000® Index,” stated Andrew Murstein, President of Medallion Financial. “We have worked diligently in executing our strategy to create shareholder value and believe our inclusion in the Russell Index represents an opportunity to continue to increase our visibility and stature within the investment community.”

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $9 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s US indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

About Medallion Financial Corp.

Medallion Financial Corp. is a finance company that originates and services loans in various industries, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Medallion Bank, also originates and services consumer loans. Medallion Financial Corp. has lent more than $8.4 billion since its initial public offering in 1996.

Please note that this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties relating to business performance, cash flow, costs, sales, net investment income, earnings, and growth. Medallion Financial’s actual results may differ significantly from the results discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors,” in Medallion Financial’s 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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Contacts

Company:
Alex Arzeno
Investor Relations
212-328-2176
InvestorRelations@medallion.com

Contacts

Company:
Alex Arzeno
Investor Relations
212-328-2176
InvestorRelations@medallion.com