Marlin Business Services Corp., Union Bank and Christie Launch New Financing Program

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marlin Business Services Corp.® (Nasdaq:MRLN), Union Bank, N.A., and Christie® have formed a strategic alliance to provide financing solutions for Christie's rental/staging customers to acquire its state-of-the-art Roadster projectors.



The strategic alliance facilitated by Union Bank will enable Christie customers to quickly and cost-effectively acquire the latest display technology available for concerts, casinos, theme parks, and museums, among other venues, while taking advantage of the benefits equipment financing provides. It will also enable Marlin to grow its presence in the visual technologies industry.

"Marlin is proud to partner with Christie and offer an attractive and convenient financing program to Christie's customers," said Ed Siciliano, Marlin's chief sales officer. "With our origination and underwriting capabilities and expertise in technology equipment, Christie's customers will receive best-in-class service."

"We are pleased to offer our valued customers the ability to acquire superior display technology along with the benefit of financial terms that can make a positive impact on their bottom line," said Mark Ouwerkerk, national sales manager, U.S. Rental Staging, Christie. "We look forward to a thriving relationship with Marlin Business Services Corp. and Union Bank."

Marlin's wide range of flexible financing options available to customers is accessible, affordable and delivered promptly with credit decisions made within hours.

"Union Bank is excited about the alliance with Marlin and Christie as Marlin provides customized financial solutions and streamlined financing for Christie's customers," said Union Bank Vice President and Program Manager Paul Knowlton.

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

About Marlin Business Services Corp.

Marlin Business Services Corp. is a nationwide provider of innovative equipment financing solutions for small and mid-size businesses. Since its inception in 1997, Marlin has financed a wide array of commercial equipment and software for a quarter of a million business customers. Marlin's mission is to offer convenient and cost-effective financing products while providing the highest level of customer service. Marlin is publicly traded (Nasdaq:MRLN) and owns and operates a federally regulated commercial bank, Marlin Business Bank. For more information, visit www.marlincorp.com or call toll free at (888) 479-9111.

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.

Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $105.9 billion at December 31, 2013. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., provides an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 420 branches in California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, New York and Georgia, as well as 2 international offices, on December 31, 2013. UnionBanCal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG, NYSE:MTU), one of the world's largest financial organizations. In July 2013, American Banker Magazine and the Reputation Institute ranked Union Bank #1 for reputation among its customers. Visit www.unionbank.com for more information.

CONTACT: Mark Ouwerkerk, Christie (850) 932-3422 mark.ouwerkerk@christiedigital.com John Berkovich, Christie (519) 741-3829 john.berkovich@christiedigital.com Philip A. Bruno, Marlin (888) 479-9111 x4103 mediarelations@marlincorp.com

Source:Marlin Business Services Corp.;Union Bank, N.A.,Christie Digital Systems USA