MetaBank® Named #1 Top Growth Bank by Bank Director

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (05/25/16) – MetaBank® (NASDAQ: CASH – NEWS) based in Sioux Falls, S.D., was recently named the number one Top Growth Bank by Bank Director. MetaBank (Meta) was identified as the top performer among all banks and thrifts determined by top-line growth over a five quarter period ending March 31, 2016. The ranking was established by the compound average growth rate in revenues over the five linked quarters.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as the number one top growth bank out of approximately 7,000 banks in the country,” said MetaBank Chairman and CEO J. Tyler Haahr. “We also have experienced record earnings the last two quarters, which supports our goal of growing profitably and not just for growth’s sake. I’m proud of the hard work and dedication of our employees that have made these accomplishments possible.”

MetaBank, with approximately $3 billion in assets, continues to experience strong growth across all of its business lines. This includes 27 percent annualized loan growth through its retail bank and premium finance businesses, very strong deposit and fee growth at Meta Payment Systems and record revenues at its tax payments processing division, Refund Advantage.

About MetaBank®
Headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., MetaBank operates in both the Banking and Payments industries. Within Banking, the traditional retail bank business operates 10 branches in four market areas: Central Iowa; Storm Lake, Iowa; Brookings, S.D.; and Sioux Falls, S.D.; and also includes AFS/IBEX, its insurance premium financing division. Meta Payment Systems, its electronic payments division and Refund Advantage, its tax refund-transfer software division, comprise the Payments business. Meta Financial Group, Inc ® (NASDAQ Global Marketsup®: CASH), is the holding company for federally chartered savings bank MetaBank, Member FDIC. For more information, visit For more information about Meta Financial Group, visit


Meta Financial Group, Inc.® Announces New Board Member. Ken Stork to Join Board of Directors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (5/23/16) –Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASH – NEWS) and MetaBank announced today that Kendall E. “Ken” Stork has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors effective June 27, 2016. Mr. Stork has also been appointed to MetaBank’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Stork, 63, retired from Citibank earlier this year as Regional Director of Credit Card Operations and as Site President of Citibank’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota location. "Ken brings tremendous credit card, payments, operations, banking and leadership expertise and experience to Meta’s Board," said J. Tyler Haahr, Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Stork, who joined Citibank in 1988, most recently led all core operations servicing for Citibank’s branded and retail credit card portfolios across several domestic and international locations. He also previously served as President and CEO of Citibank South Dakota, N.A. for 11 years and oversaw more than 3,000 employees. Mr. Stork graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. degree in Business with an Accounting emphasis.

About Meta Financial Group
Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (MFG or the Company) is the holding company for MetaBank®, a federally chartered savings bank. MFG shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market® under the symbol CASH. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, MetaBank operates in both the Banking and Payments industries through: MetaBank, its traditional retail banking operation; Meta Payment Systems, its electronic payments division; AFS/IBEX, its insurance premium financing division; and Refund Advantage, its tax refund-transfer software division.


MetaBank® and Blackhawk Network Extend Relationship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (05/10/2016) – MetaBank is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new multi-year agreement with Blackhawk Network, Inc. Under this agreement, Blackhawk will continue to provide marketing, servicing, and processing services for a broad range of consumer and corporate financial products issued by MetaBank.

“We are proud of the fact that Blackhawk has chosen MetaBank as the preferred issuer of network branded prepaid programs distributed through their network,” said Brad Hanson, President of MetaBank and Meta Payment Systems. “It is a pleasure to work with a quality team who continually demonstrates their position as leaders in their industry. This new extended agreement offers the opportunity to further grow our existing business while investing even more in the expansion of additional financial products and services together.”

MetaBank has proven to be an outstanding business partner,” said Talbott Roche, Chief Executive Officer. “Extending this agreement ensures continuity with an experienced bank who is willing to collaborate on creative financial solutions to support our business.”

About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. Blackhawk's digital platform supports prepaid across a network of digital distribution partners including retailers, financial service providers, and mobile wallets. For more information, please visit and

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