Investor FAQ

Where is Encore Capital Group, Inc.'s common stock listed?

Our common stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ECPG. For more detailed stock information, please visit our Stock Information page.

When was Encore Capital Group founded?

Our operating subsidiary, Midland Credit Management, Inc., was founded in 1953. In 1998, an investor group led by Nelson Peltz and Peter May (members of Triarc Companies, Inc. management) and Kerry Packer of Consolidated Press International Holdings Limited, acquired a majority interest in our operations. In 1999, this investor group formed a holding company, MCM Capital Group, Inc., which was later renamed Encore Capital Group, Inc. in April 2002.

When did Encore Capital Group go public?

We completed our initial public offering of 2,250,000 shares of common stock in July 1999 at a price of $10.00 per share.

Where is Encore Capital Group incorporated and headquartered?

We were incorporated in Delaware in April 1999 as MCM Capital Group, Inc. and changed our name to Encore Capital Group, Inc. in April 2002. Our wholly owned operating subsidiary, Midland Credit Management, Inc. (“Midland Credit”), was incorporated in Kansas in September 1953. Our principal executive offices are located at: 3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 1300 San Diego, CA 92108 (858) 560-2600

How do I transfer my stock or change my address with Encore Capital Group’s stock transfer agent?

The American Stock Transfer & Trust Company acts as the transfer agent and registrar for our common stock. Please contact shareholder services at (800) 937-5449.

Can I purchase ECPG shares directly from the Company?

We currently do not have a direct stock purchase program. Shares of ECPG can be purchased by contacting a registered stockbroker.

Does Encore Capital Group, Inc. pay a Dividend?

As a public company, we have never declared or paid dividends on our common stock. However, the declaration, payment and amount of future dividends, if any, is subject to the discretion of our board of directors, which may review our dividend policy from time to time in light of the then existing relevant facts and circumstances.

Does Encore Capital Group have any preferred stock?

We no longer have any preferred stock outstanding. Concurrent with the completion of our follow-on public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock on October 1, 2003, all of our outstanding Series A Senior Cumulative Participating Convertible Preferred Stock was converted into 10,000,000 shares of our common stock.

What is Encore Capital Group’s fiscal year end?

December 31.

What is Encore Capital Group’s S.I.C. Code?

Encore Capital Group is listed under SIC Code # 6153 – Short-Term Business Credit Institutions.

What is Encore Capital Group's CUSIP number?

The CUSIP number for Encore Capital Group stock is 292 554 10 2.

Who are your independent auditors?

BDO Seidman, LLP 3200 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 957-3200

Who is the Company’s legal counsel?

Latham & Watkins LLP 355 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560 (213) 485-1234

How can I request additional information from Encore Capital Group, Inc.?

You can contact us via our Information Request page or please email Bruce Thomas at For general Company information, please call toll-free(877) 445-4581.

How can I receive Email alerts from Encore Capital Group, Inc.?

To sign up for Email alerts on our Events, Documents, Press Releases and closing stock price information click here to visit our Email Notification page.

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