ECN Capital Closes the Acquisition of Service Finance Holdings

ECN Capital Closes the Acquisition of Service Finance Holdings

Expansion of ECN's vendor finance business into US prime credit

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 07, 2017) - ECN Capital Corp. (TSX: ECN) ("ECN Capital" or the "Company"), announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Service Finance Holdings, LLC ("Service Finance") on the terms previously announced.

"As a founder of Service Finance, I am excited by the immediate benefits of our strategic partnership with ECN," said Mark Berch, Service Finance's President. "ECN's financial strength and resources present Service Finance with many new opportunities as we work to strengthen our business and propel growth."

"We are beyond impressed with the Service Finance business and excited to see the early results of our partnership; increased originations and profitability," said Steven Hudson, ECN Capital's Chief Executive Officer. "I am pleased to welcome Mark Berch, his partners, and employees to the next chapter of growth for both Service Finance and ECN Capital."

About ECN Capital Corp.

With total owned and managed assets of more than $4.9 billion, ECN Capital Corp. (TSX: ECN) is one of North America's leading finance companies. ECN Capital operates in four verticals: Home Improvement Finance, Commercial & Vendor Finance, Rail Finance and Aviation Finance.

About Service Finance Company

Service Finance is a nationally licensed sales finance company that utilizes a technology driven platform to originate, sell through to FDIC insured institutions, and service prime and super-prime installment contracts in the home improvement market. Originations are sourced through exclusive national vendor programs with top manufacturers and dealers.

Forward-looking Statements

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John Wimsatt
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
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