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Nicholas Financial Inc (NICK.OQ)

NICK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robin Hastings

63 2017 Chairman of the Board

Douglas Marohn

2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeremy Zhu

44 Founder

Kelly Malson

47 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Katie MacGillivary

38 2018 Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary

Adam Peterson

35 2017 Director

Jeffrey Royal

2017 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robin Hastings

Mr. Robin J. Hastings serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hastings has served as a director of the Company since August 2015. Until March 2016, Mr. Hastings was the Chief Operating Officer of United Ocean Services (UOS), a subsidiary of International Shipholding Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. UOS is a U.S. flag shipping company with primary operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Until his retirement, he worked in various capacities for UOS under different ownership, for 28 years. Prior to becoming a director of the Company, Mr. Hastings worked for National Gypsum Company, American Shipbuilding Company and TECO Transport & Trade. Mr. Hastings began his career in the financial arena of TECO Transport & Trade in 1987. He was promoted to Assistant Controller of TECO Transport & Trade before it was purchased by investors and renamed United Maritime Group (UMG) in 2008. Mr. Hastings held the positions of Controller, Vice President of Commercial Operations and Logistics, and ultimately Chief Operating Officer of United Ocean Services and remained as COO when International Shipholding purchased UOS in 2012. Mr. Hasting received both his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Florida.

Douglas Marohn

Mr. Douglas W. Marohn serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Marohn most recently served as President / CEO of ML Credit Group, LLC (dba Metrolina Credit Company) since January 2014. Metrolina Credit Company is a branch-based indirect subprime auto finance company doing business in the Carolinas. Previously Mr. Marohn was Senior Vice President at TMX Finance overseeing its consumer loan operations. Prior to TMX he spent 14 years with Nicholas Financial. He has a total of 25 years of experience in the subprime auto finance industry.

Jeremy Zhu

Mr. Jeremy Q. Zhu is the founder of the company. Mr. Jeremy Q. Zhu is the founder, and since December 2016 has been serving as Managing Director, of Sepulveda Management, LLC (“TCW Sepulveda”), previously known as Wedbush Opportunity Capital, LLC (“Wedbush”). TCW Sepulveda is an investment management company and SEC-registered investment adviser affiliated with the TCW Group, Inc. Between June 2007 and December 2016, Mr. Zhu served as the Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Wedbush, focusing on strategic growth initiatives, investments and acquisitions. Prior to joining Wedbush in 2003, Mr. Zhu worked at Lehman Brothers Venture Capital Group and CSC Kalchas Group, a strategy consultancy with numerous multinational corporations as clients. Mr. Zhu is currently a board member of Community 1st Bancorp and CalWest Bancorp, two OTC companies. Mr. Zhu received his Master’s in Engineering at Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Cornell University. The Board believes that Mr. Zhu brings a unique combination of leadership, financial and business analytical experience to the Board due to his extensive involvement within the financial industry and his service as a board member with several banking institutions. This led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Kelly Malson

Ms. Kelly M. Malson is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective June 15, 2018. She has been serving as a Board member (since August 2012), chair of the Audit Committee (since November 2012) and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (since December 2015) of Conn’s, Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN). Ms. Malson stepped down from her role as Conn’s, Inc.’s Audit Committee chair on May 30, 2018. Ms. Malson previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) from May 2009 until stepping down from those positions in December 2013. She remained employed by World Acceptance Corporation from December 2013 until her retirement in February 2014. Prior to that, she held the titles of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2006 until May 2009 and Vice President of Internal Audit from September 2005 to March 2006 at World Acceptance Corporation. Ms. Malson served as Finance Compliance Manager for ITRON, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ITRI) IEM Unit from 2004 to 2005. Prior to 2004, she served in various positions with KPMG, LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Malson obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University in 1993.

Katie MacGillivary

Ms. Katie L. MacGillivary is Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary of the Company. She is no longer Chief Financial Officer of the company effective March 1, 2018. She joined the Company as Controller in April 2010 and has also served as Vice President – Finance since May 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. MacGillivary served as the controller for Harden & Associates, an insurance and risk management provider in Jacksonville, Florida, from January 2009 to April 2010. Prior to 2009, she held several accounting positions with TECO Energy, Inc. in Tampa, Florida, and worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. MacGillivary received her B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida in 2001 and her M.B.A. degree from the University of Florida in 2008. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Florida.

Adam Peterson

Mr. Adam K. Peterson serves as Director of the company. Adam K. Peterson serves as Co-Chairperson and Co-CEO of Boston Omaha Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed company. Since June 2014, Mr. Peterson has served as the Manager of The Magnolia Group, LLC “Magnolia Group”), an SEC-registered investment adviser and the general partner of Magnolia Capital Fund, LP. (“Magnolia Capital”). Magnolia Group also manages a private real estate fund. As of the record date, Magnolia Capital was the holder of approximately 18.1% of the Company’s Voting Common Shares. Between November 2005 and June 2014, Mr. Peterson served as the Chief Investment Officer of Magnolia Capital Partners, LLC and related entities at a private family investment office, and from May 2004 through June 2006, he was a financial analyst for Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc. Mr. Peterson graduated with a BSBA with a concentration in Finance from Creighton University. The Board believes that Mr. Peterson provides the Board with financial and business analytical experience as an investor who regularly scrutinizes public companies. This led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Jeffrey Royal

Mr. Jeffrey Royal serves as Director of the company. He is President of Dundee Bank located in Omaha, NE,

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robin Hastings

--

Douglas Marohn

296,050

Jeremy Zhu

--

Kelly Malson

--

Katie MacGillivary

281,717

Adam Peterson

--

Jeffrey Royal

--
As Of  31 Mar 2017