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Medallion Financial Corp. Announces Sale of $127 Million of Medallion Bank Consumer Loan Receivables at a Premium

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Medallion Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:MFIN) announced today that Medallion
Bank, the Company's unconsolidated wholly-owned portfolio company,
recently closed a sale of $127 million in prime-credit consumer loan
receivables to a super-regional bank for cash proceeds of $134.7
million. As a result, Medallion Bank expects to record a gain on sale
from the transaction of $4.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.

"The loan sale allows us to better manage the size of our balance sheet,
generate gains to facilitate future growth and further confirms the
value of the Bank's portfolio activities and focused underwriting," said
Donald Poulton, Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Bank. "Aided by our
strong network of relationships, we believe we are well positioned to
originate additional consumer loans that will generate continued strong
risk-adjusted returns for Medallion Bank."

The sale is the Bank's third of loans originated within its consumer
lending businesses, and consisted primarily of home improvement and
recreational vehicle installment loans. Consumer lending has accounted
for the vast majority of the $53 million in net investment income before
income taxes generated at Medallion Bank for the nine months ended
September 30, 2017.

About Medallion Financial Corp.

Medallion Financial Corp. is a specialty finance company that
originates and services loans in various commercial industries, and its
wholly-owned portfolio company, Medallion Bank, also originates and
services consumer loans.
The Company and its subsidiaries have
lent approximately $7 billion to small businesses.

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'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's
2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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