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EZCORP Presents at Roth Capital Partners New York Conference

Sep 13, 2004

EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ: EZPW) announced that Joe Rotunda, EZCORP's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dan Tonissen, EZCORP's Chief Financial Officer, presented today at the Roth Capital Partners New York Conference. The Company reviewed its current operating results and its outlook for the future.

Mr. Rotunda stated, "EZCORP is on track to earn sixty-five to sixty-eight cents per share in its current fiscal year ending September 30, 2004. The Company also expects its earnings for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005 to be between ninety and ninety-five cents per share."

Mr. Rotunda went on to comment, "the Company is on track to open approximately 120 EZMONEY Payday Loan stores this fiscal year, and expects to open between 120 and 140 in its fiscal year ending September 30, 2005."

Those wanting to listen to the entire presentation can replay it for up to sixty days at the following web address:

EZCORP meets the short-term cash needs of the cash and credit constrained consumer by offering convenient, non-recourse loans collateralized by tangible personal property, commonly known as pawn loans, and short-term non- collateralized loans, often referred to as payday loans. The Company also sells merchandise, primarily collateral forfeited from its pawn lending operations, to consumers looking for good value. As of August 31, 2004, the Company operated 280 EZPAWN and 113 EZMONEY Payday Loan stores, 88 of which adjoin an EZPAWN location.

The Roth Capital Partners New York Conference presentation and this press release contain forward-looking statements regarding the Company's expected performance for future periods including, but not limited to, new store expansion and expected future earnings. Actual results for these periods may materially differ from these statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such as changing market conditions in the overall economy and the industry, consumer demand for the Company's services and merchandise, changes in the regulatory environment, and other factors periodically discussed in the Company's annual, quarterly and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For additional information, contact Dan Tonissen at (512) 314-2289.


CONTACT: Dan Tonissen of EZCORP, Inc., +1-512-314-2289

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