SOURCE: Portfolio Recovery Associates

August 31, 2005 14:57 ET

Portfolio Recovery Associates to Present at ThinkEquity Partners LLC 3rd Annual Growth Conference

NORFOLK, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 31, 2005 -- Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), a leading provider of outsourced receivables management, announced today that Steve Fredrickson, CEO, will be making a presentation to the investment community at the ThinkEquity Partners LLC 3rd Annual Growth Conference to be held in San Francisco, CA, on Thursday, September 15, 2005.

A link to the live audio web cast of their presentation will be provided on the Investor Relations page of Portfolio Recovery Associates' website at www.portfoliorecovery.com under Event Calendar. The link will be accessible at approximately 9:30 AM PDT on the day of the conference. The replay will be available approximately 15 minutes after the presentation is completed and will remain available for seven days.

About Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.

Portfolio Recovery Associates is a full-service provider of outsourced receivables management and related services. Portfolio Recovery Associates purchases, collects and manages portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables, provides collateral location services for credit originators, and revenue administration, audit and recovery services for governmental bodies. Defaulted consumer receivables are the unpaid obligations of individuals to credit originators, including banks, credit unions, consumer and auto finance companies, retail merchants and other providers of goods and services. The defaulted consumer receivables Portfolio Recovery Associates collects are generally either purchased from sellers of defaulted consumer debt or are collected on behalf of debt owners on a commission basis.

Statements herein which are not historical, including Portfolio Recovery Associates' or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future, including statements with respect to future contributions of IGS Nevada or Alatax to earnings and future portfolio-purchase opportunities, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include references to Portfolio Recovery Associates' presentations and web casts. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon management's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of the Company's future operations and economic performance and productivity, taking into account currently available information. These statements are not statements of historical fact. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are not currently known to us. Actual events or results may differ from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including the risk factors and other risks that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including but not limited to its Registration Statements on Form S-3, its annual reports on Form 10-K, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and its current reports on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through the Company's website, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business, including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Information in this press release may be superseded by more recent information or statements, which may be disclosed in later press releases, subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or otherwise. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or to reflect any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such forward-looking statements are based, in whole or in part.

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