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J.G. Wentworth Launches ‘Shot at the Spot’ Contest & Sweepstakes

Offers Opportunity to be Featured in a Future J.G. Wentworth Commercial

Radnor, Pa., January 11, 2016 – The J.G. Wentworth Company® (“J.G. Wentworth” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JGW), a diversified consumer financial services company, today announced the launch of the “Shot at the Spot” contest & sweepstakes, which challenges individuals to sing, record and submit their own rendition of the 877-CASH-NOW jingle for a chance to win a cash prize or inclusion in a future J.G. Wentworth commercial.

Over the course of nine weeks, from Jan. 11 through March 11, eligible recordings will be published to ShotAtTheSpot.com, where the general public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite videos. The top voted submissions will be eligible to win a share of $50,000 in cash prizes and all entries have a “shot” at being included in a future 877-CASH-NOW commercial.

“For 25 years, we have helped customers meet their financial goals by providing access to the cash they need, when they need it,” said Stewart Stockdale, Chief Executive Officer of J.G. Wentworth. “While J.G. Wentworth is evolving to offer consumers a whole suite of financial products, our history remains an important part of our foundation as we build for the future. Shot at the Spot celebrates the iconic ‘877-CASH-NOW’ jingle that people have come to immediately associate with our company.”

On January 16th, J.G. Wentworth will be at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., allowing shoppers at the largest mall in the U.S. to record and submit a clip from a Shot at the Spot-branded video booth. Starting today, individuals nationwide can upload and submit their video clips directly to the contest website.

“People from around the country know J.G. Wentworth because of our cheeky commercials and irresistibly catchy jingle,” said John Owens, Chief Marketing Officer of J.G. Wentworth. “We’re excited to give individuals the opportunity to reimagine the song they know so well and to create a commercial composed of their submissions.”

The “877-CASH-NOW” mantra was first introduced in 2008 when J.G. Wentworth was exclusively focused on structured settlement payment purchasing. Today, the Company has expanded its offering to include home lending and refinancing, a personal lending marketplace, and prepaid cards, all of which continue to deliver the opportunity for consumers to access the cash they need, when they need it to fulfill their personal financial objectives.

Helping launch the Shot at the Spot campaign is Yamamoto, an advertising agency based out of Minneapolis, Minn.

For more information about the Shot at the Spot contest & sweepstakes, full contest rules and eligibility requirements, please visit: ShotAtTheSpot.com.

About The J.G. Wentworth Company®

The J.G. Wentworth Company® is a diversified consumer financial services company. The Company is focused on providing direct-to-consumer access to financing needs through a variety of solutions, including: mortgage lending and refinancing, a personal lending marketplace, structured settlement payment purchasing, and prepaid cards. Through the J.G. Wentworth, Peachtree Financial Solutions, and Olive Branch Funding brands, the Company is the leading purchaser of structured settlement payments.

Mortgage loans are offered by J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, LLC NMLS ID # 2925 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org), 3350 Commission Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192; 888-349-3773.

For more information about The J.G. Wentworth Company®, visit www.jgw.com or use the information provided below.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of our securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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Consideration should be given to the areas of risk set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in our filings with the Security and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including our registration statement on Form S-1 for our initial public offering, as filed with and declared effective by the SEC on November 8, 2013, and in our other filings made from time to time, in connection with considering any forward-looking statements that may be made by us and our business generally. Except for our ongoing obligations to disclose material information under the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events unless we are required to do so by law.

Contacts:

Erik Hartwell, VP, Investor Relations

The J.G. Wentworth Company®

866-386-3853

investor@jgwentworth.com

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