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Lee Wright to join Conn's as new CFO

Conn'sConn's, Inc., a specialty retailer, announced the appointments of three new executives across the company's financial, legal and credit areas.
Lee Wright will succeed Tom Moran as Chief Financial Officer, starting on June 22, 2016 and will be based in the Company's headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas.

Mr. Wright brings over two decades of capital markets, advisory and transactions experience to Conn's. He was most recently CEO of Professional Directional Enterprises, an independent oilfield service firm and portfolio company of private equity firm Diamond Castle Holdings.

Prior to joining Professional Directional in 2012, Mr. Wright was Senior Managing Director at Diamond Castle Holdings, where he was responsible for all phases of the investment process on behalf of Diamond Castle Partners IV, L.P., a private equity fund.

During that time, Mr. Wright was responsible for an investment in the subprime finance industry, and stayed involved with the operations of that company as a board member.

Mr. Moran is expected to remain at the Company for a period of 120 days to support a seamless transition.

The Company also announced the appointment of Mark Prior as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective July 14, 2016.

Mr. Prior will be joining Conn's from DFC Global Corp, where he is Deputy General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary. As part of the transition, his predecessor is expected to remain at Conn's for a period of 120 days to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities.

Mr. Prior brings over two decades of legal experience to Conn's. Since 2007, he has been a senior member of DFC Global Corp's global law department, and served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2013 to 2015, overseeing a team of attorneys and paralegals in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Previously, he was Corporate Counsel for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Before that, Mr. Prior was a firm partner and attorney at Rubin Fortunato P.C.

John Davis was appointed Conn's Chief Credit Officer, in late May.

Mr. Davis has 26 years of credit and collections experience, and over 10 years in the subprime industry. Before joining Conn's, he served as Founder and CEO of GFC Advisors, Ltd, a consultancy in the consumer credit industry.

Prior to that, he was President, E-Commerce for DFC Global Corp and was responsible for all aspects of credit and collections.

In addition to the three executive appointments, Conn's has promoted Michael Poppe from Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to President and Chief Operating Officer of Credit and Collections.




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