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Republic Business Credit LLC Appoints Kenneth H. Jones, Jr. as Vice Chairman

Well Known Fort Worth Executive joins Republic Business Credit supporting Texas based commercial finance and factoring operations

FORT WORTH, TX — Republic Business Credit, LLC, a working capital finance firm led by nationally recognized entrepreneurs and serving business clients nationwide, announced today Kenneth H. Jones, Jr. joined Republic Business Credit as Vice Chairman. Jones is a Forth Worth native who had most recently served on the Board of Directors of AmeriCredit Corporation a New York stock exchange company sold recently to General Motors.

Jones, now a private investor, practiced law in Fort Worth where he was a managing shareholder in the firm of Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates, P.C. where he spent 35 years practicing law. Jones then served as Vice Chairman of KBK Capital Corporation (now known as Marquette Commercial Finance, Inc.) a non-bank commercial finance company a role he held until January 1995.

“I have known one of Republic’s Principals for years and am delighted to be a member of their team,” said Jones. “I believe Fort Worth and north Texas are tremendous growing markets for Republic Business Credit. With our capital and liquidity, Republic can help both growing businesses and turnaround businesses support their cash-flow and grow and prosper,” said Jones.

“As we work to build a national working capital and factoring franchise, the Southwest is one of our most important markets. Kenneth has tremendous experience working with and being on the board of several prestigious public companies,” said Allen E. Frederic, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Republic Business Credit. “Kenneth will be a tremendous asset, building relationships with bankers, lawyers, business leaders, and other financial professionals and introducing to this market our factoring and working capital finance products,” said Frederic.

In addition, Jones serves as Chairman of Texas Wesleyan University’s Board of Trustees he also serves as Chairman of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation Board of Directors. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth Foundation and is past President of the YWCA Foundation of Fort Worth.

Republic Business Credit, with headquarters in New Orleans and additional regional offices in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston closed on equity financing from institutional investors earlier this year. In addition the company closed on the first tranche of senior debt in mid-February, a facility starting at $30,000,000 provided Republic with additional liquidity to extend its outreach to new markets and clients. Additional information is available at www.republicbc.com.

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