100 Musical Instruments Donated To Save Program In Moore, Okla. School District

Cash America International, Inc. Partners with Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra to Coordinate the “Give Moore Music” Instrument Drive Project and Presentation

(FORT WORTH, Texas) Aug.  12, 2013 – Cash America International, Inc. and the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra donated more than 100 musical instruments to the Moore, Okla. School District. Collected from Cash America stores and through the Orchestra’s drive, the instruments will replace what was lost when a tornado destroyed Highland East Junior High School on May 20.

The instruments were presented to Angie Taylor, the band director for Highland East Jr. High School, at the Moore Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, Monday, Aug. 12.

“I really did not know what we were going to do. School was starting soon, and we did not have enough instruments to go around,” said Taylor. “For so many students, band and music is a lifeline that helps keep them in school. Now we can start school as if it were a normal year. I can’t be more grateful to Cash America and the Orchestra for helping to save our music program.”

Cash America operates 17 stores in Oklahoma under the brand name Cash America Pawn. Through our corporate citizenship efforts, we focus on giving back to the communities where we live and work. The “Give Moore Music” drive allowed Cash America to support Moore in a way that directly aligns with our company culture.

“We were in a unique position to help the Moore Public Schools and specifically Highland East Jr. High School,” said Dennis Weese, president and chief operating officer of Cash America. “One of our core values is, ‘We act with a servant’s heart’; it’s the foundation for our outreach to the communities where we live and work. Serving the community devastated by May’s tornado was our honor.”

Tony Johnson, the executive director of the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, added, “We had a number of wonderful partners during this instrument drive, but Cash America really put us over the top. We weren’t sure we could outfit the full band and Highland East until Cash America stepped up. Now every student who wants to be a part of the band will have an instrument.”

About the Company

As of June 30, 2013, Cash America International, Inc. (NYSE:CSH) operated 964 total locations offering specialty financial services to consumers, which included the following:

  • 827 lending locations in 22 states in the United States primarily under the names Cash America Pawn, SuperPawn, Cash America Payday Advance and Cashland
  • 47 pawn lending locations in central and southern Mexico under the name Cash America casa de empeño
  • 90 check cashing centers (all of which are unconsolidated franchised check cashing centers) operating in 14 states in the United States under the name Mr. Payroll

Additionally, as of June 30, 2013, the Company offered consumer loans over the Internet to customers:

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