FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Heights Finance welcomes new Chief Financial Officer.

PEORIA, Ill. (07-20-10) Heights Finance is proud to welcome new Chief Financial Officer Robert (Bob) Ferlmann, who joined the company July 12, 2010. Ferlmann has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1987, and brings many years of leadership experience with him to Heights.

A graduate of Bradley University, Ferlmann has a diverse background, working as a staff and senior auditor at Clifton, Gunderson & Company, director of energy trading at Central Illinois Light Company (CILCORP), and President of CESI, a subsidiary of CILCORP. He most recently served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Bluestar Energy Services, Inc., in Peoria, Ill.

Ferlmann has been recognized as a "Peoria's 40 Leaders Under 40," and has served on the boards of The Peoria Historical Society, St. Joseph's Home, The Employers' Association, and Peoria Area Community Events, Inc.

Heights Finance welcomes Ferlmann to its executive team, and looks forward to his many contributions to the culture and success of the company.

For more information, visit www.heightsfinance.com.