SOURCE: Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.

June 17, 2008 13:30 ET

Portfolio Recovery Associates to Present at William Blair Growth Stock Conference

NORFOLK, VA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), a leading provider of outsourced receivables management, announced today that Steve Fredrickson, CEO, and Kevin Stevenson, CFO, will be making a presentation to the investment community at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference to be held in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. During the course of this event, Portfolio Recovery Associates may disclose material developments affecting its business and/or financial performance.

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 12:00PM EDT on the day of the conference. The replay will be available immediately after the presentation is completed and will remain available for 30 days.

About Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.

Portfolio Recovery Associates is a full-service provider of outsourced receivables management and related services. The company's primary business is the purchase, collection and management of portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables. These are the unpaid obligations of individuals to credit originators, which include banks, credit unions, consumer and auto finance companies, and retail merchants. Portfolio Recovery Associates also provides a broad range of collection services, including revenue administration for government entities through its RDS business and collateral-location services for credit originators via IGS Nevada.

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 and RDS 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, 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 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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