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Grupo Supervielle S.A. to Expand Its Capital Markets and Investment Banking Business


Grupo Supervielle S.A. (SUPV) (SUPV), (“Supervielle” or the “Company”) a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina with a nationwide presence, announced today that it plans to expand and enhance its capital markets and investment banking business. Roberto Garcia Guevara, who recently joined the Company, will play a key role in leading and implementing the roll out of the strategy.

Patricio Supervielle, Grupo Supervielle's Chairman and CEO, noted: “With our long history in the local capital markets and our recognized specialized teams, we aim to expand our business opportunities by offering long-term financing through the issuance of equity, corporate debt and other capital market instruments that are underdeveloped in Argentina as compared to other countries in the region. In this context, we are strengthening our leadership in investment banking through hiring Roberto who is a highly experienced banker and will further the achievement of this strategic goal. Based on the significant growth potential we see in Argentina today for the investment banking business overall, and robust credit demand within our corporate client base in particular, evidenced in the 63% growth in corporate loans achieved during 2017, we believe this is the right time to expand our product offerings.”

Roberto Garcia Guevara brings broad experience and an extensive career in investment banking, research and corporate finance, having worked for the last 27 years in prestigious global and local investment banking institutions including Baring Securities, Merrill Lynch, UBS Pactual, Raymond James and AR Partners, among others.

About Grupo Supervielle S.A. (NYSE: SUPV; BYMA: SUPV)

Grupo Supervielle S.A. (“Supervielle”) is a holding company with a long standing presence in the Argentine financial system and a competitive leadership position in certain attractive market segments. It was founded by the Supervielle family, which took its first steps in the banking sector in 1887 and is now controlled by Patricio Supervielle. Its shares are listed in BYMA and NYSE since May 2016. Grupo Supervielle has developed a multi-brand business model to differentiate financial products and services offered to a broad spectrum of individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and large companies in Argentina. To date, it is made up of Banco Supervielle, Cordial Compañía Financiera, Tarjeta Automática, Supervielle Seguros, Espacio Cordial de Servicios, Supervielle Asset Management and Sofital.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of Grupo Supervielle and its management with respect to its performance, business and future events. We use words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “intend,” “target,” “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “forecast,” “guideline,” “seek,” “future,” “should” and other similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, but they are not the only way we identify such statements. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. We caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in this release. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those in such statements due to, without limitation, (i) changes in general economic, financial, business, political, legal, social or other conditions in Argentina or elsewhere in Latin America or changes in either developed or emerging markets, (ii) changes in regional, national and international business and economic conditions, including inflation, (iii) changes in interest rates and the cost of deposits, which may, among other things, affect margins, (iv) unanticipated increases in financing or other costs or the inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing on attractive terms, which may limit our ability to fund existing operations and to finance new activities, (v) changes in government regulation, including tax and banking regulations, (vi) changes in the policies of Argentine authorities, (vii) adverse legal or regulatory disputes or proceedings, (viii) competition in banking and financial services, (ix) changes in the financial condition, creditworthiness or solvency of the customers, debtors or counterparties of Grupo Supervielle, (x) increase in the allowances for loan losses, (xi) technological changes or an inability to implement new technologies, (xii) changes in consumer spending and saving habits, (xiii) the ability to implement our business strategy and (xiv) fluctuations in the exchange rate of the Peso. The matters discussed herein may also be affected by risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Grupo Supervielle’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as the date of this document. Grupo Supervielle is under no obligation and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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