Meta Financial Group Ranks 22nd in American Banker Magazine Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts in the Nation

Jun 03, 2013, 07:00 ET from Meta Financial Group, Inc.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meta Financial Group, Inc., the holding company of MetaBank, has been included in the annual "Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts" list which was recently released by the American Banker Magazine. Meta Financial Group appears at No. 22 on the list, which ranked nearly 8,000 banks in this category based on average return on equity over the past three years.

J. Tyler Haahr, President and Chief Executive Officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank, stated, "Meta Financial Group is honored to be included in this distinguished list of community banks and thrifts.  It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of our banking staff and partners, who are all committed to serving our customers."

Meta Financial Group was also recognized in a recent issue of ABA Banking Journal. In an analysis of average return on total equity for 2012, ABA Banking Journal ranks Meta Financial Group No. 5 in the nation among approximately 500 public banks and thrifts with assets between $1 billion and $10 billion.

About Meta Financial Group, Inc®
Meta Financial Group, Inc.®, (NASDAQ: CASH) is the holding company for its wholly-owned subsidiary, MetaBank™. MetaBank is a federally-chartered savings bank with four market areas:  Northwest Iowa Market, Brookings Market, Central Iowa Market, Sioux Empire Market; and the Meta Payment Systems® electronic payments division.  Twelve retail banking offices and one administrative office support customers throughout northwest and central Iowa, and in Brookings and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  For more information, visit   MetaBank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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