Element Closes Preferred Share Financing from Exercise of Underwriters' Over-Allotment Option

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 24, 2014) -

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Element Financial Corporation (TSX:EFN)(TSX:EFN.PR.A)(TSX:EFN.PR.C) ("Element" or the "Company"), one of North America's leading equipment finance companies, announced today that it has raised additional gross proceeds of $3,160,000 from the issuance of 126,400 6.50% Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series C (the "Preferred Shares") at a price of $25.00 per Preferred Share as a result of the exercise by the underwriters of an over-allotment option granted in connection with the previously announced preferred share offering.

The preferred share offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters co-led by GMP Securities L.P, National Bank Financial Inc., BMO Capital Markets, CIBC World Markets, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc. and including Desjardins Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd. and Manulife Securities Inc.

About Element Financial Corporation

With total assets in excess of $4.0 billion, Element Financial Corporation is one of North America's leading equipment finance companies. Element operates across North America in four verticals of the equipment finance market - Commercial and Vendor Finance, Fleet Management, Aviation Finance and Rail Finance.

Forward Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Element and its business. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of Element's management. In some cases the forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as "may", "will", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "intend", "potential", "estimate", "believe" or the negative of these terms, or other similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Element, including risks regarding the equipment finance industry, economic factors and many other factors beyond the control of Element. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statement or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Element undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Element Financial Corporation
John Sadler
Senior Vice President
(416) 386-1067 ext. 2313
jsadler@elementfinancial.ca

Element Financial Corporation
Michel Beland
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 386-1067 ext. 2225
mbeland@elementfinancial.ca


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