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FirstCash Announces Acquisitions Totaling 154 Stores in Mexico; Full Year 2018 Additions Now Projected to Reach 425 Locations


FirstCash, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:FCFS), the leading international
operator of pawn stores in the U.S. and four countries in Latin America,
today announced two third quarter asset acquisitions for a total of 154
full-service pawn stores in Mexico. With these acquisitions and
continued openings of new stores, the Company's consolidated store count
now stands at 2,444 locations.

The acquisitions were completed in two separate transactions with
unrelated ownership groups. The first acquisition of 97 stores located
in the southern gulf region of Mexico closed on August 15, 2018, while
the second acquisition of 57 stores in east-central Mexico, closed on
September 6, 2018.

Year-to-date, the Company has opened 37 new stores and acquired 342
existing stores in four separate transactions in Latin America,
increasing the store count since the beginning of the year by 34%.
FirstCash now operates 1,340 locations in Latin America, representing
55% of its total store base. Additionally, the Company acquired 18
stores in the U.S. this year and now operates 1,104 U.S. locations.

The Company now expects to add approximately 425 total locations in
2018, which includes at least 65 new store openings and the 360 stores
acquired year-to-date. The aggregate purchase price for the 360 stores
acquired thus far in 2018 is approximately $105 million.

Mr. Rick Wessel, chief executive officer, stated, "We are excited to
announce these third quarter acquisitions totaling 154 locations in
Mexico representing further expansion in our large Latin American growth
market. We continue to demonstrate that we have the infrastructure in
place to successfully and simultaneously acquire and integrate multiple
acquisitions quickly and efficiently onto our operating platform while
also opening de novo locations, particularly in our primary growth
region of Latin America. We have also opened 10 new stores so far this
quarter in Latin America, including seven in Mexico, two in Guatemala
and one in Colombia.

"The acquired stores significantly expand the Company's footprint in the
gulf coast and east-central markets of Mexico. Both groups of stores are
highly profitable, full-service pawn operations with a broad array of
merchandise that includes jewelry, electronics, and appliances. As with
most of our acquired Latin American stores, they are smaller in square
footage compared to the typical FirstCash de novo locations, but we
believe this format provides an effective means of reaching customers in
both dense urban markets and smaller cities. We further anticipate
driving greater retail activity and improved margins over time in these
stores through the utilization of our proven technology platform and the
implementation of our best practice retail operating strategies.

"FirstCash continues to demonstrate its ability to grow in both Latin
America and the U.S. through a combination of new store openings and
strategic acquisitions. Store growth is a prime use of the cash
generated from operations and from available funding from our line of
credit. While the acquisitions are expected to be immediately accretive
to earnings, such accretion will be less impactful in 2018 until
administrative cost synergies are fully in place. With these
acquisitions and new store openings, we now have 2,444 total locations
and believe that we are the clear market leader in the pawn industry. We
believe these acquisitions provide another significant step in building
the platform for our long-term Latin American growth strategy," Mr.
Wessel concluded.

About First Cash

FirstCash is the leading international operator of pawn stores with over
2,400 retail pawn and consumer lending locations in 25 U.S. states and
Latin America, which includes all the states in Mexico and the countries
of Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia. The Company employs
approximately 18,000 people between the U.S. and Latin America.
FirstCash focuses on serving cash and credit constrained consumers
primarily through its retail pawn locations, which buy and sell a wide
variety of jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, household
appliances, sporting goods, musical instruments and other merchandise,
and make small consumer pawn loans secured by pledged personal property.
Approximately 97% of the Company's revenues are from pawn operations.

FirstCash is a component company in both the Standard & Poor's
SmallCap 600 Index®
and the Russell 2000 Index®. FirstCash's
common stock (ticker symbol "FCFS") is traded on the NYSE, home
to many of the world's most iconic brands, technology business leaders
and emerging growth companies shaping today's global economic landscape.
For additional information regarding FirstCash and the services it
provides, visit FirstCash's websites located at

Forward-Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements about the business,
financial condition and prospects of FirstCash, Inc. and its wholly
owned subsidiaries (together, the "Company"). Forward-looking
statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995, can be identified by the use of forward-looking
terminology such as "believes," "projects," "expects," "may,"
"estimates," "should," "plans," "targets," "intends," "could," "would,"
"anticipates," "potential," "confident," "optimistic," or the negative
thereof, or other variations thereon, or comparable terminology, or by
discussions of strategy, objectives, estimates, guidance, expectations
and future plans. Forward-looking statements can also be identified by
the fact these statements do not relate strictly to historical or
current matters. Rather, forward-looking statements relate to
anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results. Because
forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred,
these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties.

These forward-looking statements are made to provide the public with
management's current assessment of the Company's business. Although the
Company believes the expectations reflected in forward-looking
statements are reasonable, there can be no assurances such expectations
will prove to be accurate. Security holders are cautioned such
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Certain
factors may cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by
the forward-looking statements made in this release. Such factors may
include, without limitation, the risks, uncertainties and regulatory
developments discussed and described in the Company's 2017 annual report
on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
"SEC") on February 20, 2018, including the risks described in Part 1,
Item 1A, "Risk Factors" thereof, and other reports filed subsequently by
the Company with the SEC. Many of these risks and uncertainties are
beyond the ability of the Company to control, nor can the Company
predict, in many cases, all of the risks and uncertainties that could
cause its actual results to differ materially from those indicated by
the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained
in this release speak only as of the date of this release, and the
Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to report any
updates or revisions to any such statement to reflect any change in the
Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or
circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required
by law.

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