GWG Announces DTC Eligibility for L Bond Offering

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GWG Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:GWGH), a specialty finance company in the life insurance secondary market, today announced it has closed the sale of its three- and five-year publicly registered L Bonds through the Depository Trust Company (DTC).

DTC manages electronic clearing and settlement for corporate and municipal securities.

“The ability to close L Bonds through DTC accomplishes a strategic goal of GWG and marks another milestone for the company as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary,” said GWG Chief Executive Officer Jon Sabes. “GWG’s L Bond offering is our primary financing tool in our portfolio growth strategy and DTC adds another feature to an already attractive, high-yield, non-correlated, fixed-income offering.”

“DTC eligibility greatly enhances ease of doing business with GWG and significantly increases the universe of investors who can purchase GWG’s L Bonds,” said Mark Petersen, GWG Head of Capital Markets. “DTC eligibility provides speed as well as streamlined reporting through our full-service transfer agent, Securities Transfer Corporation.”

About GWG, Inc.
GWG Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:GWGH) is a specialty finance company in the life insurance secondary market. GWG is dedicated to creating a vibrant life insurance secondary market for the economic benefit of seniors with life insurance who are seeking post-retirement financial solutions, investors seeking yield derived from non-correlated assets, financial advisors seeking value-added products and services for their clients, and shareholders seeking to gain from the realization of this marketplace. As of June 30, 2016, GWG’s growing portfolio consisted of over $1.1 billion in face value of policy benefits. Since 2006, GWG has purchased over $2 billion in life insurance policy benefits and paid seniors $357 million for their life insurance.

For more information about GWG, email info@gwglife.com or visit www.gwglife.com.

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GWG Holdings, Inc.
Rose Reifsnyder (612) 840-7204
Senior Vice President, Marketing 
rreifsnyder@gwglife.com

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