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Nicholas Financial Reports Results for the 1st Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

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Press Release: Nicholas Financial Reports Results for the 1st Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nicholas Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: NICK) announced that for the three months ended June 30, 2009, net earnings, excluding non-cash unrealized mark-to-market gain on interest rate swaps increased 34% to $2,081,000 as compared to $1,558,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2008. Per share diluted net earnings, excluding non-cash unrealized mark-to-market gain on interest rate swaps, increased 33% to $0.20 for the three months ended June 30, 2009 as compared to $0.15 for the three months ended June 30, 2008. See reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures on page 2. Revenue increased 4% to $13,694,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2009 as compared to $13,119,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2008. According to Peter L. Vosotas, Chairman and CEO, "We are pleased with our solid first quarter results. We concentrated on basic careful lending and collecting fundamentals and will continue to do so. Our results were favorably impacted by a reduction in the net charge-off rate, lower operating expenses as a percentage of average net receivables and a reduction in the cost of borrowed funds. While we remain cautious, we are encouraged that the economy is showing some signs of stability and we feel comfortable proceeding with our planned expansion. This expansion will include new branch locations in Akron, Ohio and in Gastonia, North Carolina, which will bring our number of branch locations to 50 in 12 states. The Company remains open to acquisitions should an opportunity present itself," added Vosotas. Nicholas Financial, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded specialty consumer finance companies based in the Southeast. The Company presently operates out of 48 branch locations in both the Southeast and the Mid-West States. The Company has approximately 10,500,000 shares of common stock outstanding. For an index of Nicholas Financial, Inc.\'s news releases or to obtain a specific release, visit our web site at www.nicholasfinancial.com. Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including general economic conditions, access to bank financing, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company\'s filings and reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company\'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2009. Such statements are based on the beliefs of the Company\'s management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Company management. Actual events or results may differ materially. All forward looking statements and cautionary statements included in this document are made as of the date hereby based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward looking statement or cautionary statement. This press release contains disclosures of non-GAAP financial measures including: net earnings, excluding non-cash unrealized mark-to-market gain on interest rate swaps and per share diluted net earnings, excluding non-cash unrealized mark-to-market gain on interest rate swaps. These measures utilize the GAAP terms "net income" and "diluted earnings per share" and adjust the GAAP terms to exclude the effect of mark to market adjustments and reclassifications of previously recorded accumulated comprehensive losses associated with interest rate swaps. Management believes this presentation provides additional and meaningful measures for the assessment of the Company\'s ongoing results and performance. Because the Company has historically reported mark-to-market (interest rate swaps) through other comprehensive income under hedge accounting, management believes that the inclusion of this non-GAAP measure provides consistency in its financial reporting and facilitates investors\' understanding of the Company\'s historic operating trends by providing an additional basis for comparisons to prior periods. Management recognizes that the use of non-GAAP measures has limitations, including the fact that they may not be directly comparable with similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. All non-GAAP financial measures are intended to supplement the applicable GAAP disclosures and should not be considered in isolation from, or as substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures from GAAP reported amounts, please see the supplemental information included with this press release.

Nicholas Financial, Inc.    Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures    (Unaudited)    The following tables include reconciliations of GAAP reported net income to the non-GAAP measure, net earnings, excluding non-cash unrealized mark-to-market gain on interest rate swaps as well as GAAP reported diluted earnings per share to the non-GAAP measure, per share diluted net earnings, excluding non-cash unrealized mark-to-market gain on interest rate swaps. The non-GAAP measures exclude the effect of mark-to-market adjustments and reclassifications of previously recorded accumulated comprehensive losses associated with interest rate swaps.                                                   Three months ended                                                        June 30,                                                   2009         2008                                                   ----         ----    Net income, GAAP                            $2,263,899   $1,557,693    Mark-to-market gain on interest rate     swaps, net of tax expense of $114,441        (182,863)           -                                                ----------   ----------    Net earnings, excluding non-cash     unrealized mark-to-market gain on     interest rate swaps (a)                    $2,081,036   $1,557,693                                                ==========   ==========                                                  Three months ended                                                        June 30,                                                  2009           2008                                                  ----           ----    Diluted earnings per share, GAAP             $0.22          $0.15    Per diluted share mark-to-market gain     on interest rate swaps                     $(0.02)         $   -                                                 -----          -----    Per share diluted net earnings,     excluding non-cash unrealized     mark-to-market gain on interest rate     swaps (a)                                   $0.20          $0.15                                                 =====          =====    (a) Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. See information on non-GAAP        financial measures above.    Nicholas Financial, Inc.    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income    (Unaudited, Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)                                                 Three months ended                                                       June 30,                                                  2009        2008                                                  ----        ----    Revenue:     Interest and fee income on finance     receivables                               $13,673     $13,104     Sales                                          21          15                                                ------      ------                                                13,694      13,119    Expenses:     Operating                                   5,714       5,849     Provision for credit losses                 3,323       3,402     Interest expense                            1,273       1,409     Unrealized mark to market gain on      interest rate swaps                         (297)          -                                                ------      ------                                                10,013      10,660     Operating income before income taxes        3,681       2,459     Income tax expense                          1,417         901                                                 -----       -----      Net income                                $2,264      $1,558                                                ======      ======     Earnings per share:      Basic                                      $0.22       $0.15                                                 =====       =====      Diluted                                    $0.22       $0.15                                                 =====       =====    Weighted average shares                 10,364,000  10,187,000                                            ==========  ==========    Weighted average shares and assumed     dilution                               10,505,000  10,393,000                                            ==========  ==========    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets    (Unaudited, In Thousands)                                               June 30,       March 31,                                                 2009           2009                                                 ----           ----    Cash                                        $1,931         $1,733    Finance receivables, net                   192,076        186,694    Other assets                                 9,554          9,355                                              --------       --------      Total assets                            $203,561       $197,782                                              ========       ========    Line of credit                            $103,961       $102,030    Other liabilities                           12,025         10,734                                              --------       --------      Total liabilities                        115,986        112,764    Shareholders\' equity                        87,575         85,018                                                ------         ------    Total liabilities and     shareholders\' equity                     $203,561       $197,782                                              ========       ========                                                   Three months ended                                                        June 30,            Portfolio Summary                      2009         2008            -----------------                      ----         ----    Average finance receivables, net of     unearned interest (1)                     $215,721,582  $203,328,823                                               ============  ============    Average indebtedness (2)                   $102,991,423  $101,856,230                                               ============  ============    Finance revenue (3)                         $13,673,272   $13,103,966    Interest expense                              1,272,677     1,409,336                                                  ---------     ---------    Net finance revenue                         $12,400,595   $11,694,630                                                ===========   ===========    Weighted average contractual rate (4)             23.93%        24.28%                                                      =====         =====    Average cost of borrowed funds (2)                 4.94%         5.53%                                                       ====          ====    Gross portfolio yield (5)                         25.35%        25.78%    Interest expense as a percentage of     average finance receivables, net of     unearned interest                                 2.36%         2.77%    Provision for credit losses as a     percentage of average finance     receivables, net of unearned interest             6.16%         6.69%                                                       ====          ====    Net portfolio yield (5)                           16.83%        16.32%    Marketing, salaries, employee benefits,     depreciation and administrative     expenses as a percentage of average     finance receivables, net of unearned     interest (6)                                     10.49%        11.10%                                                      -----         -----    Pre-tax yield as a percentage of average     finance receivables, net of unearned     interest (7)                                      6.34%         5.22%                                                       ====          ====    Write-off to liquidation (8)                      10.80%        11.24%    Net charge-off percentage (9)                      7.72%         9.39%    Note: All three month key performance indicators expressed as percentages    have been annualized.    (1)  Average finance receivables, net of unearned interest, represents the         average of gross finance receivables, less unearned interest         throughout the period.    (2)  Average indebtedness represents the average outstanding borrowings         under the Line. Average cost of borrowed funds represents interest         expense as a percentage of average indebtedness.    (3)  Finance revenue does not include revenue generated by Nicholas Data         Services, Inc., ("NDS") the wholly-owned software subsidiary of         Nicholas Financial, Inc.    (4)  Weighted average contractual rate represents the weighted average         annual percentage rate (APR) of all Contracts purchased and direct         loans originated during the period.    (5)  Gross portfolio yield represents finance revenues as a percentage of         average finance receivables, net of unearned interest. Net portfolio         yield represents finance revenue minus (a) interest expense and (b)         the provision for credit losses as a percentage of average finance         receivables, net of unearned interest.    (6)  Administrative expenses included in the calculation above are net of         administrative expenses associated with NDS which approximated         $52,000 and $202,000 during the three-month periods ended June 30,         2009 and 2008, respectively.    (7)  Pre-tax yield represents net portfolio yield minus operating expenses         as a percentage of average finance receivables, net of unearned         interest.    (8)  Write-off to liquidation percentage is defined as net charge-offs         divided by liquidation. Liquidation is defined as beginning         receivable balance plus current period purchases minus voids and         refinances minus ending receivable balance.    (9)  Net charge-off percentage represents net charge-offs divided by         average finance receivables, net of unearned interest, outstanding         during the period.    The following tables present certain information regarding the delinquency rates experienced by the Company with respect to Contracts and under its direct loan program:                                                June 30,                                        2009                 2008                                        ----                 ----    Contracts    ---------    Gross balance     outstanding                    $301,549,799         $282,828,447                                    ============         ============    Delinquencies    -------------    30 to 59 days                     $9,603,430   3.18%   $7,066,773   2.50%    60 to 89 days                      3,739,568   1.24%    2,734,258   0.97%    90 + days                          1,080,901   0.36%    1,106,775   0.39%                                         --------- ----     ---------   ----    Total delinquencies              $14,423,899   4.78%  $10,907,806   3.86%                                     ===========   ====   ===========   ====    Direct Loans    ------------    Gross balance     outstanding                      $6,311,182           $9,275,896                                      ==========           ==========    Delinquencies    30 to 59 days                       $137,623   2.18%     $123,548   1.33%    60 to 89 days                        103,786   1.64%       61,820   0.67%    90 + days                             37,232   0.59%       44,009   0.47%                                          ------   ----        ------   ----    Total delinquencies                 $278,641   4.41%     $229,377   2.47%                                        ========   ====      ========   ====    The following table presents selected information on Contracts purchased by the Company, net of unearned interest:                                     Three months ended                                          June 30,    Contracts                        2009         2008    ---------                        ----         ----    Purchases                 $30,089,267  $33,324,451    Weighted APR                    23.83%       24.19%    Average discount                 9.29%        8.87%    Weighted average term     (months)                          49           49    Average loan                   $9,444       $9,554    Number of contracts             3,186        3,488    -------------------             -----        -----
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