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Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. Announces $1.1 Billion Portfolio Acquisition from Gateway One Lending & Finance

Includes the acquisition of $1.1 billion and an additional sub-servicing conversion of $0.5 billion of auto loan assets

The transaction demonstrates SC is a servicer of choice for auto assets having acquired or converted more than $2.6 billion in auto assets across two transactions since 2018

DALLAS, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) ("SC" or the "Company"), today announced it has completed the acquisition of a $1.1 billion indirect auto loan portfolio from Gateway One Lending & Finance ("Gateway One"), a subsidiary of TCF National Bank and an indirect subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation.

"Santander Consumer USA has demonstrated its ability over many years to partner with other large, and well-regarded financial institutions to leverage our best-in-class servicing platform," said Mahesh Aditya, SC President and CEO. "This transaction marks another highlight for 2019, a year in which we reached a mutually beneficial agreement with Fiat Chrysler, made important leadership appointments and continued optimizing capital through an increased dividend and a robust share repurchase plan."

The transaction also includes an additional conversion of $0.5 billion of indirect auto loan assets, which the Company will sub-service for Gateway One. For more than a decade, SC's Serviced for Others business has offered end-to-end servicing with high performance standards and robust compliance. As of September 30, 2019, SC serviced approximately $10 billion in auto assets for six financial institutions.

Fahmi Karam, SC Chief Financial Officer, added, "We are excited to announce this transaction with Gateway One as it aligns with two of our key priorities, to be opportunistic on portfolio acquisitions and to leverage our servicing platform to drive fee income. This transaction is another example of the value we can provide to third parties when partially or completely outsourcing their servicing needs. We are continuously identifying and evaluating strategic ways to deploy capital that are accretive to our business and add shareholder value."

Forward-Looking Statements
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About Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) ("SC") is a full-service consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance, third-party servicing and delivering superior service to more than 2.7 million customers across the full credit spectrum. SC is majority-owned (as of September 30, 2019, approximately 71.6%) by Santander US. SC, which began originating retail installment contracts in 1997, had an average managed asset portfolio of approximately $57 billion (as of September 30, 2019), and is headquartered in Dallas. (www.santanderconsumerusa.com)

About Santander Holdings USA, Inc.
Santander Holdings USA, Inc. ("Santander US") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Madrid-based Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) ("Santander"), one of the most respected banking groups in the world with more than 144 million customers in the U.K., Europe, Latin America and the U.S. As the intermediate holding company for Santander's U.S. businesses, Santander US includes five financial companies with approximately 17,000 employees and assets of approximately $140 billion. These include Santander Bank, N.A., one of the country's largest retail and commercial banks by deposits; Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC), an auto finance and consumer lending company; Banco Santander International of Miami; Banco Santander Puerto Rico and Santander Investment Securities Inc. For more information about Santander Bank, visit www.santanderbank.com.

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800.493.8219
InvestorRelations@santanderconsumerusa.com

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