World Acceptance Corp.

World Acceptance Corp.

World Acceptance Corp.

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Consumer Finance

Company Description

World Acceptance Corp. engages in the small-loan consumer finance business. It offers short-term small instalment, medium-term larger loans, related credit insurance, ancillary products and services to individuals. The company also offers income tax return preparation services to customers. It also markets computer software and related services to financial services companies through its subsidiary ParaData Financial Systems. World Acceptance was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Greenville, SC.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Vice President-Tax & Assistant Secretary

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel

Executive Vice President, Chief Branch Operations Officer

Senior Vice President, Accounting

Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Vice President-South Carolina Operations

Vice President-Georgia Operations

Board of Directors

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at COMSYS IT Partners, Inc.

President at Prescott General Partners LLC

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Ryan's Restaurant Group, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at World Acceptance Corp.

President & Chief Operating Officer at IMI Resort Holdings, Inc.

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at World Acceptance Corp.

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Founded by Thomas W. Smith in 1973, Prescott Investors, Inc. is a hedge fund manager located in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Founded in 2012, CAS Investment Partners LLC is a hedge fund manager located in New York City.

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Nantahala Capital Management seeks superior and consistent risk-adjusted returns through investments in equity, fixed-income and equity-derivative securities. The firm will, however, invest in other asset classes of securities as opportunities arise. Nantahala seeks to achieve their clients' objectives through value-oriented securities selection and disciplined risk management.

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World Acceptance Corp. purchases Mathes Management Enterprises, Inc. /14 Branches

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Advised onWorld Acceptance Corp. purchases Royal Finance Co., Inc.

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Partner at King & Spalding LLP


Chief Executive Officer at World Finance Corporation of South Carolina

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