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Wells Fargo Adds $20 Million to Summit Financial Facility

March 18, 2009

DES MOINES, Iowa – Wells Fargo Preferred Capital, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co., recently added $20 million to Summit Financial Corp.’s existing Bank of America Business Capital facility of $55 million, bringing the total facility to $75 million.

Currently in its 25th year, Summit provides auto financing to borrowers throughout Florida. Summit has $76.9 million in auto loans under management.

“This funding demonstrates Wells Fargo’s continued commitment to the industry and its long-term prospects,” said Tom Murphy, president of Wells Fargo Preferred Capital. “Summit has successfully competed in its market and has performed well against the competition. We’re excited about this opportunity to support Summit and the consumer finance industry.”

“Wells Fargo Preferred Capital’s knowledge and expertise in this industry will help us deal with the current economic environment,” said Al Wheeler, Summit’s president. “Our relationship with Wells Fargo will contribute significantly to our long-range growth plans. We look forward to working with them in the future.”

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