|By Business Wire||
|August 15, 2013 12:34 PM EDT||
World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is saddened to announce that William (“Bill”) S. Hummers III, a Director, passed away on August 13, 2013.
“On behalf of World Acceptance Corporation, my deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr. William S. Hummers, III on his passing. Bill was a long time director of the Company and was a person with integrity, compassion and a solid commitment to family and the community. Bill’s death is a tragic loss for all of us who considered him a close friend and an important member of the Company’s Board of Directors,” stated Mr. A. Alexander McLean, Chairman and CEO.
Mr. Ken Bramlett, Lead Director of the Company, stated, “We will miss his insight, dedication to good governance, and his commitment to the Company.”
Mr. Hummers, age 67, had served as a director of the Company since April 1989.
About World Acceptance Corporation
World Acceptance Corporation is one of the largest small-loan consumer finance companies, operating 1,210 offices in 13 states and Mexico. It is also the parent company of ParaData Financial Systems, a provider of computer software solutions for the consumer finance industry.