Medallion Financial Corp. Announces Election of Cynthia A. Hallenbeck to Board of Directors

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medallion Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: MFIN, “Medallion Financial” or the “Company”) announced today that its shareholders elected Cynthia A. Hallenbeck as an independent director. The appointment of Ms. Hallenbeck brings the number of directors to seven members, a majority of which are independent.

Ms. Hallenbeck currently serves on the Clinton Health Access Initiative board of director’s audit committee and the boards of directors for both the Wellspring Foundation and the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation. Ms. Hallenbeck served on both the audit and compensation committees of the Walker & Dunlop, Inc. board of directors, having joined the board in December 2010 and serving as a director through 2019. During her tenure, she chaired the audit committee from the company’s initial public offering through 2015. Ms. Hallenbeck is the Chief Executive Officer of Alercyn, Inc., a private consulting firm that she founded in 2010, where her most significant engagement was as the acting Chief Financial Officer of the Conservation Law Foundation from June 2018 thru December 2019. Prior to this, Ms. Hallenbeck served as to the interim Chief Financial Officer for Facing History and Ourselves from November 2017 until June 2018. Ms. Hallenbeck also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Throughout her career, Ms. Hallenbeck has served in varying leadership roles including serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup, Inc.’s corporate treasury department from 2002 to 2005 and held other significant positions including Chief Operating Officer of global legal support from 2007 to 2008. Prior to her service with Citigroup, Ms. Hallenbeck spent over 14 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in a variety of finance, treasury and accounting roles including Treasurer of its global futures business and Chief Financial Officer of its securities financing group. Ms. Hallenbeck has an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School and received her B.A. from Smith College. Ms. Hallenbeck is an acknowledged veteran of both public and nonprofit executive management teams and a recognized financial expert on the audit committees of several organizations.

“We are delighted Cynthia has joined Medallion Financial’s Board of Directors,” said Andrew Murstein, President of Medallion Financial. “Cynthia brings significant business and accounting expertise with over 30 years of substantial financial management experience in both the private and public sector. We look forward to Cynthia’s unique perspective as we further strengthen and diversify our Board.”

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 $8.9 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, net interest income and expenses, other expenses, earnings, and growth. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “will” and “continue” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words or phrases of a future or forward-looking nature. These statements relate to future public announcements of our earnings, expectations regarding medallion loan portfolio, the potential for future asset growth and market share opportunities. Medallion’s actual results may differ significantly from the results discussed in such forward-looking statements. For example, statements about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medallion’s business, operations, financial performance and prospects constitute forward-looking statements and are subject to the risk that the actual impacts may differ, possibly materially, from what is reflected in those forward-looking statements due to factors and future developments that are uncertain, unpredictable and in many cases beyond Medallion’s control, including the scope and duration of the pandemic, actions taken by governmental authorities in response to the pandemic, and the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on Medallion, its customers and third parties. In addition to risks related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, for a description of certain risks to which Medallion is or may be subject, please refer to the factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Medallion Financial’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K.


Alex Arzeno

Investor Relations


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