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GWG Announces Interest Rate Changes to L Bond Offering

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GWG Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:GWGH), a specialty finance company and a leading purchaser in the life insurance secondary market, today announced new rates for its L Bond offering. In addition, the Company will be closing the sale of its short-term L Bond debt (maturities of one year or less). The changes will take effect September 1, 2016 (see table below).

“Many investors are seeking alternative, non-correlated, yield-based investment products – and we are proud that GWG’s L Bond will continue to meet that need,” said Chief Executive Officer Jon Sabes. “The interest rates we offer for the L Bond are highly competitive, making the offering a compelling investment opportunity amid challenging market conditions.”

“By lengthening the duration of our financing, GWG is creating a more stable balance sheet that benefits all our stakeholders,” said Chief Financial Officer Bill Acheson. “Furthermore, the rate changes on the L Bond reflect the positive growth and maturation of GWG overall and specifically our portfolio of life insurance which indirectly supports our investment offerings.”

Maturity Term Current Rate Effective Sept. 1, 2016
Rate
6 month 4.25% Closed
1 year 5.00%Closed
2 years 6.50% 5.50%
3 years 7.50% 6.25%
5 years 8.50% 7.50%
7 years 9.00% 8.50%

About GWG Holdings, Inc.
GWG Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:GWGH) is a specialty finance company and a leader in the life insurance secondary market. GWG is dedicated to creating a vibrant secondary life insurance market for the economic benefit of seniors owning life insurance 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 March 31, 2016, GWG’s growing portfolio consisted of over $1.0 billion in face value of policy benefits. Since 2006, GWG has purchased nearly $2 billion in life insurance policy benefits and paid seniors over $335 million for their life insurance.

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

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Media contacts: Rose Reifsnyder Sr. VP, Marketing GWG Holdings, Inc. (612) 840-7204 rreifsnyder@gwglife.com Betsy Taube G&S Business Communications (919) 870-5718, x3221 btaube@gscommunications.com

Source:GWG Holdings, Inc.