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Santiago Creel Miranda joins Ezcorp board of directors

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Austin, Tx., USA - January 7, 2014, Austin, Tx., USA - Ezcorp, Inc., a provider of short-term non-collateralized loans, announced Santiago Creel Miranda has been appointed to the Ezcorp board of directors.

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Mr. Creel is a former Senator of Mexico, having served from 2006 to 2012. During his term, he acted as Speaker of the Senate and Chairman of the Senate's Political Coordination Committee.

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Mr. Creel served as Secretary of Governance in President Vicente Fox's administration from 2000 to 2005 and as a Federal Deputy (Congressman) in the 57th Congress, where he was Vice Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and chaired the Government and Constitutional Issues Committee.

Mr. Creel began his professional career as a lawyer in the firm of Noriega y Escobedo in Mexico City, where he practiced for almost 20 years, becoming the firm's managing partner. He has been a legal consultant to many companies, both domestic and foreign, as well as to international organizations and to the Mexican government. Mr. Creel is now a member of the governing body of Pacto por México, which sponsors an extensive agenda of political, economic and structural changes in Mexico.

Mr. Creel studied law at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and received a master's degree in law from the University of Michigan. He also has a Diploma in American Law from Georgetown University.

He was a university professor for almost two decades, time during which he participated in the foundation of the ITAM Law School, where he became Dean of the Law School and head of its academic department. He is the author of several works on law, politics, and economics, and has also collaborated on the editorial pages of leading Mexican newspapers.

Ezcorp also announced that Thomas C. Roberts has retired from the EZCORP board.

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