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October 05, 2009 17:32 ET

Shannon Johnston of CompuCredit Named Woman of the Year in Technology by Georgia-Based Women in Technology (WIT)

Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services at CompuCredit Earns Highest Honor Among Medium-Sized Georgia Companies

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - CompuCredit Corporation, a subsidiary of CompuCredit Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: CCRT), today announced that Shannon Johnston, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services, has been named 2009 Woman of the Year in Technology for medium-sized businesses by Women in Technology, a non-profit organization focused on promoting the advancement of women in the field of technology in Georgia.

The Women of the Year in Technology Awards recognize women in the Georgia technology community who have contributed their talents and leadership within their organizations and their communities, and actively support the development of other women in technology. The award winners were announced at an awards gala held on October 1st in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Shannon deserves recognition for her tremendous contributions in IT leadership, and we are thrilled for her," said George Coutros, Chief Information Officer at CompuCredit Corporation. "Her combined business and technology expertise have enabled her to consistently exceed our internal client expectations. She has also built a loyal team through effective associate development and mentoring programs."

Johnston is an avid and active mentor of both men and women in the technology organization at CompuCredit. In her role as Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services, she leads global technology teams in the United States, the United Kingdom and India. Johnston is also active in her community through Safe Kids Georgia, an organization dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury.

About CompuCredit Corporation

CompuCredit Corporation, a subsidiary of CompuCredit Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: CCRT), is a specialty finance company and marketer of branded credit cards and related financial services. CompuCredit provides these services to consumers who are underserved by traditional financial institutions. CompuCredit also uses its financial resources and volunteer efforts to address the numerous challenges affecting its customers. For more information about CompuCredit, visit www.compucredit.com.

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