Carbiz Inc.
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Carbiz Inc.

June 18, 2009 09:01 ET

CarBiz Inc. Announces Acquisition of Star Financial

SARASOTA, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - In a move that expanded its role in the Buy-Here Pay-Here industry, CarBiz Inc. (OTCBB:CBZFF) announced the acquisition of the Star Financial Services portfolio of consumer notes.

Since 1966, Star Financial has served as an indirect lender to the auto finance industry in Southern California. This strategic acquisition will add more than $10 million to CarBiz's consumer loans portfolio. CarBiz financed the transaction by entering into a $20 million credit facility with Wells Fargo Preferred Capital.

Emphasizing the acquisition's impact to the company's growth, CarBiz CEO Carl Ritter stated, "The addition of this portfolio will augment our current collection team in Sarasota and the new credit facility with Wells Fargo should provide CarBiz with a stable financial platform to move forward this year."

Full details of the acquisition and financing are available in the 8-K of CarBiz that was filed on June 17, 2009.

About CarBiz Inc.

Leveraging two decades of industry experience, CarBiz operates 25 Buy-Here Pay-Here (BHPH) credit centers throughout the United States. The company also provides training, consulting, performance groups and management services for dealers seeking to improve their BHPH programs. Recently, CarBiz implemented a Lease-Here Pay-Here service to help dealerships expand their product portfolios.

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